TNR Video Series: ‘Travels With Charlie – Vermont Politics in Real Life’ (Episode 5)

In the fifth episode of “Travels With Charlie – Vermont Politics in Real Life,” host Charlie Papillo meets up with Ted Brady, the deputy secretary of Commerce and Community Development, and Eva Clark, a St. Joseph’s College graduate who is looking for a job in Vermont.

While strolling the campus of the recently closed Green Mountain College in Poultney, Charlie and his guests discuss the economic challenges young Vermonters face when trying to stay in the state.

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  1. Great video, clearly exposes the problem with our colleges….overhead.

    When we went on a trip to Europe, we’d see the small little villages and then you’d find this massive, stunning, out of this world church built, the up keep and the resources were massive. Since the church was sucking all the resources from everyone for a promise of heaven, the reformation was soon to follow.

    There is a strikingly physical resemblance of structures and profit as there was from a self serving and misguided church as there is in college. He mentions, it’s still the best deal, but it’s the ONLY deal.

    Like wise we need an educational reformation, of which Vermont can lead, prosper and profit from on a national level.

    We need to set up an accreditation for the professors. We have lecture halls in every town, vacant 6 days a week, that would love money for heat and electricity, our local church. We could double the pay of associate professors, at a minimum and lower the cost of tuition for classes by 70%. Making higher education affordable once again.

    My older friends would always comment that they had a part time job that paid for college when they were younger. You can’t find a full time high paying job to pay for ONE year of college in our state. The cost has risen faster than any other, because….

    There is no competition, and they have conned people into a bad financing deal.

    Vermont could be a national leader, a destination education state. A new plan would do wonders for our great state. By taking our modest financial status, working together, we can pull ourselves out of our own problems, bring prosperity to the entire state and lead the nation in providing excellent secondary education.

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