Just about everyone in the state believes that Vermont students’ performance is better than almost any other state in the nation. This article challenges that assessment.
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The Legislature is raising the two school property tax rates, and trying to find some new brake shoes to slow down local spenders without hammering them over the head with state spending restraint mandates.
I’m tired of empty rhetoric masking decisions that every day impede efforts to improve our schools by the people who are actually in our schools. I’m tired of leaders who mouth and swallow empty words.
The windfall of child care unionization will benefit some of the most powerful special interest organizations in Montpelier, and represents a very ugly side of crony politics.
In the year 2000, Vermont embarked on a ground-breaking experiment. It created the nation’s first “energy efficiency utility” – Efficiency Vermont – in recognition of the fact that the cheapest and cleanest unit of energy is the one that you don’t use.
As most Vermonters are likely aware, criminal charges were brought against two school administrators, a colleague and me, last summer.
At ANR we are deeply aware of the connection between healthy lifestyles, our pristine natural environment with easily accessible mountains, forests, lakes and streams, and a thriving local economy.
The burden is on the House Education Committee to provide the definitive Vermont specific data that shows Vermont’s smaller school districts have student outcomes statistically inferior to those of large school districts.