Vermont’s School Funding Model Under Review

When Act 60 was passed in 1997, it was meant to address disparities in school funding. But right from the beginning, it’s been controversial. Last month, a special legislative joint fiscal committee hired a California firm to conduct a study reviewing Vermont’s educational funding method.

State Projects Savings If Most Small Schools Grants Ended

A new report by the state Department of Education says Vermont could save more than five million dollars by eliminating "small school grants" to dozens of schools. The report says only 23 of the more than 100 schools receiving the grants are small simply because of isolation or "geographic necessity."

The State of Education

All This week VPR Commentators are looking at the state of education. Listen during All Things Considered for this special commentary series.