Op-Ed — College education: Expensive but empowering

By Chandlee Crawford “Education is not the means of showing people how to get what they want. Education is an exercise by means of which enough men, it is hoped, will learn to want what is worth having.” – President Ronald Reagan. We’ve known for a long time that the cost of a college tuition… Read More »

State seeks entrepreneurs to innovate to improve water quality

State seeks entrepreneurs to innovate to improve water quality

Editor’s note: This piece is written by Anson Tebbetts, Vermont’s secretary of Agriculture, Food & Markets, along with Natural Resources Secretary Julie Moore and Secretary Mike Schirling of the Department of Commerce and Community Development. From Vermont’s inception, freedom and unity have spurred innovation. John Deere invented the tractor. Ben and Jerry created world-class ice… Read More »

Veteran suicide is a preventable tragedy

by Dr. Brett D. Rusch Suicide is one of the 10 leading causes of death. In the United States, over 42,000 people kill themselves every year and 18 percent of them are veterans. On average, 20 veterans a day die from suicide. We know that in 2014, Vermont lost 24 veterans to suicide, making the suicide rate for Vermont veterans more than three times higher than… Read More »

Op-Ed: Student-created bill supports suspended peers’ learning — Peter Trombley

Bill H.834, or “An act relating to school suspensions” is currently up for action in the Vermont House of Representatives. This piece of legislation would require schools to provide lesson plans to all students during their suspensions. During the 2011-2012 school year (the latest year I could find reliable data), Vermont public schools suspended or… Read More »