Live Free and Learn: Scholarship Tax Credits in New Hampshire

Featuring Caleb O. Brown and Austin Bragg

Live Free and Learn: Scholarship Tax Credits in New Hampshire, a short film detailing the struggle over New Hampshire’s scholarship law and some of the families it has touched. In 2012, the Live Free or Die state launched a bold initiative to advance educational freedom: scholarship tax credits. The New Hampshire Opportunity Scholarship Act grants tax credits to businesses worth 85 percent of their contributions to nonprofit scholarship organizations that fund low‐ and middle‐​income students to attend private or home schools. The scholarship law then faced both a repeal effort in the legislature and a bitter lawsuit that went to the state’s highest court. Written, Produced and Directed by Caleb O. Brown Produced, Shot and Edited by Austin Bragg Associate Producer, Tess Terrible