Op – Ed
By Rob Roper
Vermont’s student test scores are falling. It’s no longer a blip, but a trend. As State Board of Education member Bill Mathis said, “When you have two different tests showing much the same thing, you have to pay attention to them.” Those…
By Senator Patrick Leahy
Editor’s note: This is a transcription of Leahy’s address on the floor of the Senate, April 12, 2018.
Yesterday, Vermont set an example for the Congress. A Democratically controlled Legislature and a Republican Governor, in a rural state with a strong gun…
By Anson Tebbetts
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Boston regional office announced that the Vermont Agency of Agriculture has made significant progress toward meeting the state’s water quality goals.
In a letter to the agency dated April 2, EPA regional administrator Alexandra Dapolito Dunn noted, “Your…
By Jon Margolis, VTDigger
OK, enough for a while of all this chit-chat over minimum wages, family leave, getting the goop out of the lake, and guns (especially, mercifully, guns). Let’s turn to one of the eternal verities: politics.
Not that they aren’t all connected. The…
By Emerson Lynn
The House Ways and Means Committee is pushing legislation that would change the way Vermont finances education. The impetus is political. Property taxes are high, and rising. Legislators want to rush in to ease the pain.
The timing could not be worse.
By Joyce Judy
In this time of heightened dialogue around the future of higher education in Vermont, I am compelled to reflect on the narratives that inform and affect our students and their families. I am reminded that our responsibility to Vermont’s students is a…
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