FAIRLEE — The State Board of Education reluctantly set new eligibility criteria for a funding program for Vermont’s smallest schools Wednesday. But the board hopes state legislators will reconsider the program entirely before their new policy takes effect next July. Read More
The Scott administration has declared an affordability crisis in public education, brought on by too few students in too many schools employing too much staff.
Cuts to the state’s public schools are part and parcel of Gov. Phil Scott’s read-my-lips refusal to countenance any increase in property taxes, and his stance has some questioning his commitment to quality public education.