Interview: John Nelson, education spending bill

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One of the hurdles lawmakers had to clear to adjourn in time for the end of the 2007 legislative session was education spending. Specifically, a method for slowing its growth that would hopefully in turn reduce Vermont property tax rates, which are linked to school budgets.

But the compromise legislators and Governor Douglas came up with isn’t sitting well with most educators.

John Nelson is the Executive Director of Vermont’s School Boards Association. He has spoken with many educators since the bill passed late Saturday night and told VPR’s Mitch Wertlieb that many of them are unhappy.

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