This article from True North Reports shares some facts about the changes happening at North Bennington. What happens when there is a commitment to quality, without the regulations imposed on public schools? Note a reduction in teaching staff, an increase in offerings including foreign language, collaboration with local resources, and curriculum flexibility.
This VT Digger article: Stakeholders Reach Compromise Over Independent School Requirements provides a helpful overview of initial discussions at the State House regarding required offerings at indie schools that accept publicly funded students.
Pay close attention to the two things happening. The ideology coming from all sides, which will inform you on why certain positions are being held – and the positions being pushed forward, note the positions people are willing to acquiesce. Battle lines are being drawn.
Your comments are welcome below.
From the Manchester Journal: School Choice Debate Sparks Discussion
Were you there? What are your thoughts on the reasoning each side presented?
Courtesy of local public television. Thank you Rob Roper of EAI for sharing the link of last months' debate filmed on-site at Lyndon Institute.
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