U.S. public school districts spent an average of $8,287 per student in 2004. Vermont spending was $11,128 per student — 34% higher than the national average — ranking the third most expensive state education system in the nation. It is any wonder our property taxes are so high. Increasing the pupil-to-teacher ratio to the national average and creating smaller more autonomous schools could reduce costs substantially…
From 2:30 pm to 4 pm on Tuesday, April 4th at the State House in Montpelier, Vermont the House Agriculture Committee will be meeting about NAIS.
To learn more about NAIS, visit NoNAIS.org.
NoNAIS.org is a website run by Walter Jeffries of Sugar Mountain Farm to spread the word of how harmful the USDA’s National Animal Identification System (NAIS) is to small farmers, homesteaders, pet owners & consumers.
Libertarian and lawyer Sheldon Katz is suing the South Burlington school board to comply with Vermont’s open meeting law. This seems like a case of a golden parachute that you normally hear about in large corporations.
Here is a letter-to-the-editor that appeared in the Times Argus yesterday by Hobie Guion. These types of letters are becoming more typical as voters are growing tired of the old parties.