Keeping Kids Out: Virtual Session on Educational Barriers in NH

March 24, 2021 | 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Venue :Virtual

Why is it so hard for striving families to get their kids into good public schools? In New Hampshire, strict zoning laws that make housing expensive and the district-based public school system combine to create barriers to educational opportunity for non-wealthy families. Join in to hear our thoughtful and distinguished panelists discuss evidence from around the United States on how residential zoning regulation limits lower-income families’ access to better public schools, as well as some possible solutions to the problem.
– Should New Hampshire communities relax their restrictions on building new housing?
– Should New Hampshire adopt “open enrollment” laws that let kids go to schools outside their home district?
– What kinds of school choice policies are New Hampshire legislators and administrators currently considering?
The event began with brief presentations by each of the panelists, continues with a lively, moderated discussion, and concludes with bringing the audience into the conversation.