We discuss the challenges of the current education funding system
and what changes could be made to fix it, hear about author Sarah Stewart (S.S.)
Taylor’s new book, The Expeditioners and we learn about the new rules regulating bait fish.
long awaited report on school financing in Vermont concludes that the current system has been effective
in providing equal educational opportunities for students throughout the state. And both supporters and opponents of Act 68 found
something to praise about the report.
Douglas wants to deposit new federal education money directly into Vermont’s teachers’ pension fund. But the state’s teachers oppose that plan. They argue the money should be used to
help preserve teaching positions throughout the state.
We learn about Vermont’s application process, and talk about whether or not the program is the right fit for the state. Also, federal and state lead laws don’t match up, and we celebrate the return of the cluster fly.
A group of Addison
County towns will vote on Town
Meeting Day whether to merge their school boards and possibly save money. Voters considered and killed the
idea five years ago. But supporters say, with increasing costs and declining
programming, this might be the year to try again.
We check in with school board members across the state about the prospects for school budgets at Town Meeting next week. Also, we learn about New York Governor David Paterson’s re-election campaign, and we read from your letters.