Sanders won the point of order, and the parents of homeschooled K-12 kids will be denied the use of their 529 account to assist their kids to get a better education, while Bernie rages on about the rich and the big corporations.
The educational achievement of white youngsters is nothing to write home about, but that achieved by blacks is nothing less than disgraceful.
“If we keep it open as a public school, the discussion will not end, we will be at this again and again. … (But) if we turn Black River into an independent school, its destiny is in the hands of the community, not the Vermont Agency of Education.”
Independent schools may be the answer to economic prosperity in Vermont as a recent study found that Burr and Burton Academy provides over $15 million in support to Bennington County annually.
Black people are the major victims of the grossly rotten education in our big-city schools. The average black 12th-grader can read, write, and compute no better than a white seventh- or eighth-grader.
Rather than scheming to eliminate Vermont’s tuitioning system, the Legislature ought to be working to expand it to all Vermont children. Perhaps folks within the state college system will see the benefit of pushing this policy direction in the future.
Liz Phipps Soeiro thoroughly scolded first lady Melania Trump for giving the school 10 books by Dr. Seuss in honor of National Read a Book Day.