Statement by Rep. Joe Sweeney on the Growth of Public Charter Schools in New Hampshire & the Expansion of Educational Freedom in the Granite State

Salem, NH - Representative Joe Sweeney, Founder and Chairman of Granite Solutions, released the following statement praising the growth of Charter Schools in New Hampshire as evidenced by a recent report by the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools about the state of public charter schools in New Hampshire:

"I'm thrilled to see the remarkable growth of charter schools in New Hampshire, with enrollment increasing by 11.99% in the 2022-23 school year. This trend reflects the unwavering support of our communities and the innovative solutions provided by charter schools. Nationally, charter schools were the only sector of public education to exhibit substantial growth at 2%, compared to a minimal 0.02% growth in district public school enrollment. In New Hampshire, charter schools have thrived, recording a significant 30.79% increase in enrollment over the past three years. This growth underscores the essential role that public charter schools play in our education system, offering diverse and valuable choices for families. As we continue our efforts to expand educational freedom here in New Hampshire through the expansion of public charter schools and our wildly successful Educational Freedom Accounts program, Granite Staters will continue to see such historic growth of educational alternatives until every children receives the education that works best for them."