VT State College System
We must consider “childcare” as public education.
It’s time to reimagine and redesign Vermont’s public education system. Patching up a system that’s failing us in equity, access, and quality, we’re running out of financial caulk as the… Read More
How To Spend a Windfall
I’m not one to look a gift horse in the mouth… …but the $2.7B one-time federal tsunami of cash coming into a state of 624,000 people is a big deal,… Read More
Vermont: Reactive or Reactionary?
To our detriment, we’re largely a reactive state. Our ship of state is captained from the stern. We scan our wake for bad signs. A corpse floats by… we need… Read More
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
Vermont’s Future… We’re able. Are we ready and willing?
We face a difficult choice in Vermont. Do we struggle to recapture the past and preserve the self-interests designed into it or do we exercise the courage and leadership to… Read More
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
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
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
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
Vermont Leaning Forward: The Vermont Problem – Solutions Wiki
“We have moved from a relatively slow pace of change to an exponential rate. The rate of technological change is estimated to double every decade. Thus, so much is happening… Read More
Vermont: The Forest for the Trees
As one who’s never served in political office, I often remind myself how easy it is to opine with impunity about what’s right and wrong with our state and national… Read More
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