Council to vote on N.H. education board nomination
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's Executive Council is scheduled to vote on whether a longtime education activist should be part of the state Board of Education.
Gov. Maggie Hassan's nomination of Bill Duncan to the board has drawn fire from supporters of charter schools and an education tax credit law.
Senate Republican Leader Jeb Bradley said Monday that Duncan can't serve as an unbiased administrator of programs he spent years trying to dismantle. Bradley said Duncan is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging the business tax credit that gives scholarships to students who attend private and religious schools and he opposes charter schools.
Matt Southerton, director of New Hampshire Charter Schools, called Hassan's choice deeply cynical.
The New Hampshire State Teachers Association supports Duncan's nomination.
The council meets Thursday.
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