NH: Judge tosses teachers’ union bid to shoot down voucher program

Source: Fox News

“The New Hampshire Superior Court on Wednesday dismissed a teachers union’s challenge to the state’s voucher program, which argued that the use of public money to fund private schools was unconstitutional. Merrimack County Superior Court Judge Amy L. Ignatius ruled that the AFT failed to prove the measure violates the Constitution. According to In Depth New Hampshire, who procured notes from the case, Ignatius said that ‘the burden of proof is on Howes to prove it is unconstitutional.’ Howes had failed to do so. ‘The court’s decision is disappointing but not surprising,’ according to a statement by American Federation of Teachers-New Hampshire President Deb Howes. AFT’s lawsuit was filed last year in Merrimack. The suit sought an injunction to stop the voucher-like program.” (11/19/23)