Tag Archives: reform

Op - Ed
March 29, 2017

Education reform needed

By Will Patten

On Feb. 1 I attended a meeting of Vermont business leaders to discuss the importance of early childhood education. Governor Phil Scott came to address the group and received a spontaneous and enthusiastic standing ovation—not because he had cut business taxes or…

February 1, 2017

Approve Gov. Scott’s pragmatic budget to achieve critical reform

Dear Editor,

Gov. Phil Scott is attempting a “top-down” approach to check education spending because past legislative efforts have failed, and new initiatives are unlikely to win the approval of the Democrat-controlled Legislature. Democrats that are now expressing a newfound concern for local control seem…