It has become so dispiriting to witness many Vermont nonprofits fail, and all too often the cause can be boards not carrying out their due diligence.
At what point does the far left stop using our children in elementary and high schools to promote its agenda? The foremost user is the Vermont Public Interest Research Group.
Katie Tatum, of Arlington, Vermont, was working hard to fulfill a dream she had since high school — to become a Registered Nurse, along with obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree. Four weeks ago, her dream was crushed. Katie was enrolled in the BSN program at Southern Vermont College.
It was only four months ago that Sen. Bernie Sanders stated he would be our state’s voice in the Senate for another six years. Because of his hands-off standing in Vermont, no one dares to challenge this misleading statement.
One onerous statistic is that in 2019 America’s population will be made up of more 60-plus-year-olds than under-18-year-olds. And according to Marc Freedman, an expert on aging and founder of Encore.org, it only gets worse in 2035.
If the mainstream Democratic Party is near the center of the political spectrum, what took place in Burlington a few weeks ago can best be described as extreme far left-leaning, bordering on socialism.
If a 7-year-old boy from Bennington can harbor so much trust and hope for what appears to be such a difficult situation, can we be any less hopeful that there is a chance for a better world? And isn’t this the time of year to do just that?
It didn’t matter if the local school board members had four minutes or four hours — the State Board of Education had made up its mind before the meeting.
Giving to tax-exempt organizations has come a long way since Congress adopted the Revenue Act of 1918 and, in 1954, Section 501(c)3 of the Tax Code. I can only imagine that they had no idea of how America’s “charities” would grow to the industry it is today.
The lack of civility which is taking place in American politics and media reporting needs to change — not necessarily because it is a threat to our democracy, but because it prevents us from being the nation we can be.
The fact is Bernie Sanders is not resolving the issues that Vermont is facing today, and the issues need the attention of full-time legislators.