This is a show about something that happened here in Vermont last winter. It was a terrible winter and toward the end we were all pretty fed up and tired and broke and everyone was worried about taxes because they’re too damn high. Right in the middle of all this came a piece of school legislation called Act 46. It was a school consolidation bill that promised to lower our taxes. Or that’s what they said in the beginning. Then some time passed and all of a sudden they were saying that the legislation was really about equal opportunity for all Vermont kids. The truth is, it wasn’t really clear how it would do either of these things, and it still isn’t. But anyway. It passed.
Today’s show is about how this legislation will change important aspects of our culture here in Vermont, and it’s about what schools mean in the lives of small towns.
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