Education Panel To Meet In Public

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A Vermont panel investigating ways to cut millions of dollars from education spending will hold the rest of its meetings in public after hearing complaints about its closed-door sessions.

The Burlington Free Press reports that members of the Challenges for Change Education Design Team decided this week to open their meetings to the public starting Monday. The decision came after the Dover School board sent the Education Department a letter arguing that a group that could recommend potentially dramatic chances to public education should be doing its work in public.

Governor Jim Douglas called for the formation of the panel to help address Vermont’s budget deficit. The team includes principals, teachers, local school board members and state Board of Education of members.

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