Diane Ravitch 'On Wednesday, the New Hampshire legislature will vote on a voucher bill that is unnecessary and will harm the state’s fine public schools, which enroll nearly 90% of the children in the state. SB 193 is an education voucher program which is really about directing public monies to private schools; it is part of a broader conservative ideology that believes “government schools” should be replaced by a marketplace of private schools that compete for the vouchers of consumers (i.e., parents). Voucher programs do not work. Study after study, whether conducted by a conservative- or liberal-affiliated organization, arrives at this conclusion! They reduce equality of educational opportunity, undermine our nation’s meritocratic system, and make a sham of the American Dream. Here’s a link to find your House representative and others you’d like to contact: goo.gl/CdSwyY.'