Vetoes were missed opportunities in the 2018 legislative session

Vetoes were missed opportunities in the 2018 legislative session

The legislative process is both deliberate and deliberative. Bills do not get passed without a considerable amount of testimony from stakeholders on every side of an issue and discussion among the members of a committee comprised of Republicans, Democrats, Progressives and Independents. Bills that are introduced are often modified significantly by the time they are… Read More »

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 »

Conferences demonstrate personalized learning process in action

Last month we shared with you the core elements of Vermont’s Act 77: Personalization, Proficiency Based Learning, and Flexible Pathways. This month’s letter will highlight a great example of personalized learning for grades 9-11 at Champlain Valley Union High School. March 23 was Personalized Learning Process Conference Day at CVU. It was a worthwhile event… Read More »