Two education bills are raising controversy at the Statehouse this
legislative session. One would abolish the state board of Education and
elevate the commissioner’s job to cabinet status; a second bill would
repeal last year’s measure that requires a town to vote twice before
raising their school budget by a certain percentage. And we look back at the big stories in the week’s news.
The Senate has given its final approval
to legislation that supporters call the most important education bill of the
session. The bill eliminates the State Board of Education and
allows the governor to directly appoint the commissioner of education.
Anthony Pollina will officially get into the race for Vermont
governor at the end of the week; Sen. Bernie Sanders has some ideas for the federal budget that’s
being drafted in Washington this week; more…