Education
Early Childhood Education and Child Health
The institutional and administrative silos that differentiate the care and wellness of children from their progress through the public education system can derail a child’s education and development if he… Read More
Education
Vermont State College System and the Headwinds of Privilege
Change is relentless. Humanity’s efforts to understand, accommodate, and survive it are invariably buffeted by the headwinds stirred up by those whose privilege may be curtailed by that change. Reversing… Read More
Education
Draft Vision for a Unified VT State College System 102220
Problem Statement: As is, the current constellation of Vermont’s four State Colleges(VSC) is financially, pedagogically, and demographically unsustainable. What has changed? The sheer financial burden of tenured and administrative personnel… Read More
Education
An Open or Shut Case? Our Community Schools
Photo courtesy of Nancy Stevens   Many Vermont towns are torn between the financial imperative to consolidate their shrinking student populations into larger nearby educational facilities and their deep desire… Read More
Education
It’s Time to Question Our Public School Curriculum
While a taskforce of educators and consultants works to envisage and create a new and sustainable Vermont State College System this winter, the dialogue about our public grade schools continues… Read More
Education
Comments to VT School Boards Association - November 15,2006
Thank you for your kind invitation today. I am not sure that I have any special knowledge to impart beyond what you already know from the hard work you all… Read More
Education
The Future of Vermont's State College System
A phoenix will rise from the ashes of the Vermont State College System (VSC), but it will take courage, patience, vision, and an end to the blame game – though… Read More
Education
The VT State College System Board’s decision to close three VSC college campuses
I am writing to suggest that the entire process leading up to a VSC Board vote this coming Monday to close three campuses and consolidate VT Tech in Williston is… Read More
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Higher Ed in Vermont and the Nation
In his “State of the State” message Governor Scott said his “biggest concern” was Vermont’s aging demographic and shrinking population. “If we don’t break this cycle, our institutions, including state… Read More
Education
Comments to Vt State College System Board 082219
Comments to Vt State College System Board 082219 The White Paper (Paper) does a credible job assessing the current challenges faced by VSCS (the System). It’s light, however, on offering… Read More
Education
Imagine if Vermont Got Immigration Right.
In a recent conversation with Governor Scott, one of his principle economic concerns was the gap between job openings and applicants. With Vermont’s population either slightly shrinking or growing, depending… Read More
Education
Public Education and Privilege
Public Education and Privilege I’ve been trying to follow the debates on all sides of Act 46 and school consolidation and am struck by how complicated the route we’ve chosen… Read More