Yesterday, two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring over a hundred others. The big question people seem to be asking today, besides “who did it,” is “what it a terrorist attack?” My response is “who cares?” Continue reading “Boston Marathon Bombing – (Who Cares If) It Was Terrorists(?)”
Now that the Vermont Yankee debate has died down, the current hot topic before Vermont’s state government is school choice. Here’s what I think on this. Continue reading “School Choice and Consolidation in Vermont”
Here’s a summary of the highlights of this week’s school budget meeting:
- The chair of the school board announced that the superintendent has been put on administrative leave.
- The school board asked if the taxpayers would borrow $480,000 to pay back, over a period of three years, the debt that has been accumulated.
- Townspeople attempted to get details on both of these points, which was like pulling teeth without Novocaine.
- The board informed the taxpayers that audits have not been complete for at least three years.
- Many people griped, loudly. Included in this crowd, I informed them that, while I realize they are volunteers, the board has a responsibility to look after these things.
- The two board members whose terms were up for renewal were unanimously re-elected.
- The taxpayers voted to withdraw from the Titanic known as Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union. Continue reading “Bethel Votes to Withdraw from Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union”
A client of mine, who really feels more like a colleague on most days, just sent this little gem which pretty much sums up the state of public education in this country today. Take a listen and tell me what you think.