Local control major concern: Overwhel...

Local control major concern: Overwhelming majority want to keep...

There are 8 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Apr 6, 2010, titled Local control major concern: Overwhelming majority want to keep.... In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

An overwhelming percentage of the dozens of people who gave testimony to the state Senate Education Committee in Bennington Tuesday voiced concerns about losing local control and school choice.

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native vermonter

Bennington, VT

#1 Apr 7, 2010
School choice for everyone!!!!!
ABoardmember

Stowe, VT

#2 Apr 7, 2010
How about better public schools for everyone, so there is no issue -- and no extra costs that add millions with no return.

Lets get honest, if we return to respect and discipline in the classroom, everyone who wants to learn will get a good education -- and all it will cost is the guts to do it.
Old Crafter

South Burlington, VT

#3 Apr 7, 2010
native vermonter wrote:
School choice for everyone!!!!!
WHAT??? Are you nuts? If we have school choice, then schools will have to "compete" for the students. That will mean teachers will have to "teach", not "educate". Parents will have to make decisions. And worst of all, some schools will "win" and others will "lose". And in today's society, there can bo no losers. EVERYBODY gets a trophy!

No, school choice will make some schools feel bad, and that's illegal in Vermont.
Dave

AOL

#4 Apr 12, 2010
As a native of Bennington, Benhi '47, author of Choice in Schooling, a history of school choice from 1776-1990, a Featured Alternate of a book club in 1991, a longtime advocate of school choice in the nation and my now residential state of Pennsylvania, I hope the defenders of school choice at the hearing prevail. It has much to do with Vermont's being a top-rated state in which to bring up children. Among other things I have occasionally had the opportunity to talk to people planning to move to Vermont and to encourage them to be sure and locate choice communities to which they could move. Dave Kirkpatrick
Old Crafter

Sheffield, VT

#5 Apr 12, 2010
Ah, Pennsylvania. A state where the people have NO say in their school taxes. As the school board President told my neighbor when I lived in the Poconos, "Here's your bill. Either pay it or move."
WTF

Nashville, TN

#6 Apr 12, 2010
Old Crafter wrote:
Ah, Pennsylvania. A state where the people have NO say in their school taxes. As the school board President told my neighbor when I lived in the Poconos, "Here's your bill. Either pay it or move."
Ah well ,.........whats the State/Commonwealth motto anyway ??
Old Crafter

South Burlington, VT

#7 Apr 13, 2010
WTF wrote:
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Ah well ,.........whats the State/Commonwealth motto anyway ??
Virtue, Liberty, and Independence

Not as cool as "Live Free or Die" though.
WTF

Nashville, TN

#8 Apr 13, 2010
Old Crafter wrote:
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Virtue, Liberty, and Independence
Not as cool as "Live Free or Die" though.
Maybe a revised motto like; "Regulation,Taxation,and Annexation", would be more suitable.

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