This year’s crop of graduates don’t have to wait to hear what their planned commencement speaker might have said to them about their future. They can address it themselves by writing their own speech and sharing it with all of us.
The Vermont-NEA members have been hurt less financially than any other large group of employees so far. Let them not claim abuse if they are asked to give a little. After all, it is for the good of the kids.
A new RealClear Opinion Research poll of 2,122 registered voters found that a strong majority surveyed support school choice and 40 percent are more likely to pursue homeschooling opportunities after COVID-19 restrictions end.
Pandemic schooling is free of many of the nagging problems of traditional schooling, even private schooling. No disciplinary issues to speak of. No bullying. No threat of violence at all. The learning is insulated from the social distractions.
The VSC believes it must find $25 million right now to avoid system insolvency, even if the three schools are closed next September. With the pandemic disruption, there will likely be no sugar daddy to keep alive this system as now organized.
Many Vermonters have been wondering how towns that voted down school budgets, or had votes scheduled before social-distancing was required, will set their budgets for the coming year.
Young and old have been deceived. Our leaders have made us think COVID-19 will disappear. It won’t. There isn’t a vaccine and might not be one for years. We need to do our best to protect the sick and the elderly but can’t keep closing life and opportunity down.
Our nation’s shift away from free markets and toward state-controlled markets is very much connected to the worldview taught in public school curriculum. Some surveys suggest that about half of America’s young adults are quite open to socialism.
A recent announcement to close three rural Vermont State College campuses (since withdrawn, for now) raises the question, “does Chittenden County govern the rest of Vermont?” There is growing evidence that it does.
The VSC system may be on the brink of insolvency if nothing is done, but considering the stress Vermonters have been experiencing the last two months, shouldn’t Chancellor Spaulding have considered all other avenues in solving the matter before doing what he did?
Elizabeth Bartholet’s mindset is that public schools are a vital component of the state to carry out progressive social engineering. If even a small minority of young people don’t accept the left’s views on say, sexuality, transgenderism or American history, then they need to be indoctrinated.