Thursday, July 18, 2013

"Education: Choice and Transparency"

The NH Liberty Alliance hosted its 10th (can you imagine?) annual Liberty Dinner at Dell-Lea in Chichester, NH, on 7/14/2013. This year's keynote speaker was the honorable Jason Bedrick. The NHLA blurb on Jason goes something like this:
Jason Bedrick is a policy analyst with Cato’s Center for Educational Freedom. Bedrick has extensive policy research experience, including detailed legislative development and analysis. He previously served as a legislator in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and was a research fellow at the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy, where he focused on state education policy. Bedrick received his Master’s in Public Policy, with a focus in education policy, from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. His thesis, "Choosing to Learn", assessed the scholarship tax credit programs operating in eight states including their impact of student performance, fiscal impact, program design, and popularity.
Btw, the Activist of the Year was Kirk McNeil, from NH Common Sense and NH Compassion, for finally succeeding in getting medical marijuana past a NH governor's desk (though while promised, it's still technically pending at this writing), and the Legislator of the Year was my own Mark Warden, becoming the first two-time winner of that honor (one that the aforementioned Jason Bedrick has earned, himself, in 2008). Give 'em a couple days to get it posted, but see the entire Liberty Rating (and the historic record thereof) here.

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