Some School Systems Get Failing Grade In Common Sense 101.

By Alice Dubenetsky Common sense appears to be fleeing America’s school systems as rapidly as the students who are rushing out their doors for summer vacation. A host of one size fits all policies and politically correct rules and regulations are invading classrooms nationwide. Innocent children are being snagged in inane attempts to police and…

Funding shortfall represents the single greatest risk to the financial integrity of the system

by Robert Maynard “This funding shortfall represents the single greatest risk to the financial integrity of the system.”  This November 2011 quote from State Treasurer Beth Pearce was part of an Ethan Allen Institute sponsored presentation by David Coates on the fiscal crisis represented by the state’s unfunded liabilities.  The presentation was given last Tuesday…

Commissioner of Education misleads press over anti school choice actions

by Rob Roper On Wednesday, June 20, True North Reports’ Kevin Ryan asked Governor Peter Shumlin if he was disappointed in the State Board of Education’s (and specifically his appointee to that board, William Mathis’) actions effectively blocking the town of North Bennington’s effort to establish an independent school. Shumlin, who ironically just signed a…

Newsletter – June 22, 2012

Vermonters for Health Care Freedom Vermont Single Payer Advocates: Bigger is Better  VTDigger ran an excellent story about global budgets, hospital budget cuts and Vermont’s reforms. The authors of Vermont’s reforms promote the path of centralized control, reduction in the number of practicing specialists and aggregation of health services into the large hospitals and Accountable…

F-35 OUTRAGES SOME IN VERMONT, BUT CITY COUNCILS WAFFLE

By William Boardman BURLINGTON – Despite overwhelming public turnout against having nuclear-capable F-35 stealth fighters based at the Burlington International Airport, city councils in the nearby cities of Burlington and Winooski failed to decide for or against the escalation and voted instead to seek more information. The Air Force announced plans months ago to base…