Why is the discussion always about the education establishment’s public vs. private schools, and the legislators and special interest groups who enable them?
With regard to the recent threat of litigation against the Agency of Education for non-compliance, several points come to mind indicating less than sufficient business management practices in the AOE.
The education monopoly is continuing its incessant push to consolidate and control funding. That is, after all, what the monopoly is all about — growing its business at the expense of any competition.
In a recently initiated online discussion with State Auditor Doug Hoffer regarding the coming 8-cent increase in Vermont’s statewide education taxes, I suggested checking out the Agency of Education on behalf of Vermont taxpayers.
Is the “refugee cap” a serious problem, or is the unwillingness to trim costs in the face of declining enrollments the reason why Vermont’s education and taxpayer burdens continue to increase?
What do you think, True North readers? Is socialism on the rise in the U.S., or is free market capitalism where we are heading? The answer has broad implications for a range of issues in Vermont, from education to health care.