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Re: “Cash In: Sanders Leads Pack in Fundraising

I'm proud to say that I've made donations to all three, but most especially to the finest political figure that these United States has to offer, our very own Bernie Sanders. Anyone who says Bernie doesn't walk the walk is either not paying attention or has his head up his own agenda. If one finds it hard to fathom why anyone supports him, one simply doesn't understand Vermont or the four out of five Vermonters who do (which is to say, one is like the 1 out of 5 dentists who doesn't support teeth brushing.) We've all witnessed that Bernie always says what he means, means what he says, and acts on it. Bernie's caterwauling opponent are just embarrassed that he destroys every Republican they muster to run against him. This is because Bernie represents actual people and not merely the GOP's corporate overlords. And, by the by, the United States DOES have term limits; they're called elections.

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by John Gallagher on 10/18/2017 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Cash In: Sanders Leads Pack in Fundraising

Never given a donation to any one of this Vermont triumvirate and never will. Bernie is the most offensive of the three, the epitome of the professional politician who talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk. Bernie missed all but one Senate vote during the 2016 presidential election campaign. It is hard for me to fathom why anyone supports him. One of the few political dreams I have is the U.S. enacts term limits for Congress and the Supreme Court. Now that would make American great again!

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by saysme on 10/18/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Dirty Water: The 'Lake Champlain Cleanup' That Isn't

Enjoy the Data Folks ..... It seems the EXPOSURE of Sunlight gets the Government back to work :) See ..... Glens Falls, Lake George, Ticonderoga and the PINHOLE GANG of the Glens Falls Banks and the MILLS .... https://www.bing.com/search?q=Poisoning+La…

Posted by Isacc Witham on 10/18/2017 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Wrestling the Octopus: Vermont Leaders Strive to Remake Career Education

Jay Eshelman

"Vocational studies are still looked down upon by teachers who are rewarded when they receive additional college credits (primarily in the liberal arts) from the prescribed 'professional development' benefits inherent in their union contracts. There are no salary 'step increases' for welding, plumbing, electrical or CNC certifications"

Ironic really considering many of these folks received their start in a VT high school CTE program and now they return as teachers only to be told the path taken is sub-par to the traditional ivory tower path

Why did you put me on the path in the first place?

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Posted by Herman Planten on 10/13/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Wrestling the Octopus: Vermont Leaders Strive to Remake Career Education

Vermont Leaders Strive to Remake Career Education
An Educational Octopus of their own making:

These very same issues were raised more than a decade ago when I served on the Workforce Investment Board (liaison between businesses and schools) and the River Valley Tech Center School Board. Nothing has changed.

It should be no surprise, for example, that today, still, only 6.7% of female students receive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees.
https://mspoweruser.com/only-6-7-of-women-…

Vocational studies are still looked down upon by teachers who are rewarded when they receive additional college credits (primarily in the liberal arts) from the prescribed 'professional development' benefits inherent in their union contracts. There are no salary 'step increases' for welding, plumbing, electrical or CNC certifications.

The fault rests with legislators who persist in supporting Vermont's antiquated public school monopoly and the one-size-fits-all methodology that continues to resist School Choice because they can't fathom the educational innovation enabled in a School Choice environment. Instead, our legislators double-down with 'Act 46 Consolidation' while their re-election campaigns receive support from the monopoly's special interest groups.

What is it that is said about those who do the same thing over and again expecting a different outcome? Crazy,..... like a fox!?

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Posted by Jay Eshelman on 10/12/2017 at 9:23 AM

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