Jeff McLynch

Jeff McLynch

Jeff McLynch is the project director of the New Hampshire School Funding Fairness Project, where he manages the organization’s daily operations and oversees its policy development, communications, and public engagement efforts. Among his prior positions, Jeff was the director of the Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education, the executive director of the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, the state policy director at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, the deputy director of the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, and a member of the professional staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. He holds a master's of Public Policy from Georgetown University.

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Commentary: It’s time for an education funding system that’s fair to schools and taxpayers

By: and - January 31, 2022

It’s a New Year, but New Hampshire still faces an old problem: deep and enduring inequities in educational opportunity and enormous differences in property taxes. The tremendous gap between what the state has determined to be the cost of an adequate education – about $4,700 per student on average – and the costs communities actually […]

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Commentary: School funding in the state budget – subminimal progress and significant harm

By: and - July 12, 2021

Another state budget season has come and gone, and, once again, the spending plan it produced falls well short of meeting New Hampshire’s school funding needs. With students and educators facing myriad challenges post-pandemic, the shortcomings of the current budget are troubling enough on their own. Still, as this budget marks the latest in decades […]

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Commentary: Fair school funding must be part of state budget

By: - April 30, 2021

It’s spring again in New Hampshire, a time for blooming daffodils, filling potholes, and passing laws. As the weather has warmed, there has been a lot of discussion about the $90 million state education funding hole our public schools face in the coming year. That hole represents a loss of state aid to districts and […]