In the ninth episode of “Travels With Charlie – Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo discusses the future of education in Vermont with Education Secretary Dan French and former school board member Jay Eshelman.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear one the most important education cases in decades and the outcome of the court’s decision will affect parents of school-age children, school-choice advocates and school officials every where, including those in Vermont.
A near-monopoly education system that denies students access to schools that would better serve them impedes upward mobility in America. It will not get better until we separate housing from schooling, through universal education choice.
Rebecca Holcombe, former education secretary and, so far, the only Democrat to enter the 2020 gubernatorial race, launched her campaign accusing Gov. Phil Scott of pushing a statewide school choice program. He hasn’t, but in light of what’s going on in our public schools, maybe he should.
In sum, I believe a pluralistic system is the best way to tap into the multiple pathways that work for a wide range of students. It is also the best route to quality. Consider the success of Vermont’s widely diverse independent schools.
More than three in four Americans think that parents should be able to decide which public school their child attends, according to a new poll.
If the Democratic candidates for president really want to make effective reparations to African-Americans they would advocate nation-wide school choice for them.
Vouchers and school choice bring more equity to publicly funded education. They give the poor an opportunity much more equal to their wealthier counterparts in terms of the ability to find and benefit from an educational environment that is right for them.
More than a hundred students and education activists crowded into the Statehouse and Plaza Hotel on Wednesday to advocate for increasing school choice throughout Vermont.
Students who took advantage of the school choice option committed fewer crimes than counterparts in public schools. As young adults, these students committed about 53 percent fewer drug crimes and 86 percent fewer property crimes.
School choice breaks down the barriers of arbitrary school district lines — these glass walls defined by zip codes — by empowering all parents with the resources they need to either find the right school for their children or start their own schools if the right school can’t be found.