Graded School balks at merger talks
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#1 Dec 11, 2010
Yep, Thats my school,No.Bennington.
We like it as a good educational environment that is a real benefit to students, their teachers and then of course to the parents. We don't need state or townies telling us what "we need".
#2 Dec 11, 2010
for what it is worth. north bennington has never wanted to cooperate with the surrounding towns. they have always marched to a different drummer. I think they should have their own graded school, high school, police department etc. and tax themselves to death.
#3 Dec 11, 2010
By "cooperate" I'll assume you mean accept the mediocrity that is rampant in the Bennington schools. By "marched to a different drummer", I'll assume you mean continue to be one of the highest performing academically and otherwise public schools in the area.
I for one would love for N Bennington to have/keep their own graded school, and have their own high school, police dept., etc. and if I have to pay a bit more in taxes for it, so be it (provided we don't have to continue to support the mediocrity in Bennington with our taxes as well). You get what you pay for - if our nation continues to undervalue and underfund education, we will continue to have an under-educated population.
#4 Dec 12, 2010
Well said, NBGS Parent!!
#5 Dec 12, 2010
We teach our kids to resist peer pressure. That's what all this frenzy over school consolidation is about. The larger schools in this state have failed yet some think the answer is to get rid of our small schools and make bigger schools with less local control. If this resulted in better schools, we'd all be lining up at Mount Anthony to see how they do it. I'm sure a lot of people in No. Bennington wish they had their high school back.
If making schools bigger makes them bigger and cheaper, let's have two school Districts - Northern Vermont and Southern Vermont. Those schools districts would have fewer pupils than many cities. But does anybody really think that would be a good idea?
#6 Dec 12, 2010
That should have been:
"If making schools bigger makes them BETTER and cheaper ..."
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