Andy Lafreniere (copy)

Andy Lafreniere

As lifelong residents of Claremont, we’ve all witnessed the ongoing tug-of-war between school funding and property tax burdens here. With educators trying to do more with less, it’s frustrating to see inaction and inadequate approaches from the State, instead of meaningful education funding solutions for tough issues facing communities like ours. On May 25th at the CSB Community Center, the NH School Funding Fairness Project will be here to talk about it.

Our NH Supreme court has consistently ruled that the responsibility for providing all k-12 students with an adequate education lies with the State. That’s best accomplished with strong public schools. But under an umbrella of “local control”, important for local curriculum and operations decisions, the legislature evades the hard work of creating fair and comprehensive funding for schools, and for taxpayers.

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