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
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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
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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
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The Coming College Storm
My private college tuition in 1968 was $2,800, 50 years later it’s $50,000. Meanwhile, state support for public colleges has diminished and educational value has changed both for better and… Read More
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Burlington College: Politics or Governance?
I’ve been watching the national effort to politicize Burlington College’s demise and am saddened by the venality of our politics and our dangerous ignorance of non-profit governance. It’s endemic in… Read More
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Time to Resume Teaching Civics and Begin Teaching Media Literacy
If current political events have taught us anything, it’s how vulnerable we all are to misinformation and innuendo. And if 80% of us don’t trust our own government, we must… Read More
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Castleton University?
I’m not one to spoil a party but I remain puzzled by Castleton’s decision to become a university. It’s a fine school and President Wolk deserves kudos for making it… Read More
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A New Public School Model
We can’t keep doing things the way we are in education. The costs are unsustainable and results are questionable, especially as connectivity, content distribution, and career options evolve. It’s not… Read More
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It's Time to Update Vermont School Governance
Sixty years ago, our family drove to Burlington two or three times a year. This was before the interstate, car culture, and paved roads wove Vermont together into a rural… Read More
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Trigger Warnings
When I first heard the term “trigger warning,” I imagined Roy Rogers leaning down and whispering something to his horse but I’ve come to understand that the concept is something… Read More
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The Future of Higher Education
We can’t know the future. We can, however, try to understand how the future will evolve by studying trends. Take college for example. We know tuition costs are rising too… Read More
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UVM's Challenge & Opportunity
  Listen 3:23   UVM was kind enough to admit me to its junior class in 1966 after I explained my abysmal record at Kenyon College and the life lessons… Read More