jhilt123 | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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Re: “Molly Gray Kicks Off Campaign for Lieutenant Governor

Currently child care is outrageously expensive for a new family in Vermont. Each child costs the same as a mortgage. For many families it’s cheaper to live on one salary and for the other parent to stay home - hurting their pensions, straining employers, and weakening our economy.

Working families boost tax revenue and help fund programs for the older members of the community. I think a younger candidate has a unique perspective on all of this and I applaud Molly for stepping up!

3 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by jhilt123 on 03/01/2020 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Vermont's GOP Closes Ranks Behind Pro-Trump Chair Deb Billado

Greenmtnboy2 and William Farr - you are useful idiots for the ruling class

26 likes, 22 dislikes
Posted by jhilt123 on 02/26/2020 at 2:03 PM

Re: “Burlington Schools' Equity Director Takes Leave

Cant wait to see the gains in literacy scores from the district having this $119k position. Im sure the district Data Coordinator can find some evidence of this, which will of course need to be described by the Communication Specialist to the Principal of Principals and Equity Instructional Leader who will pass it in to the Coach of Coaches

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Posted by jhilt123 on 08/31/2019 at 9:11 AM

Re: “Labor Board Denies Burlington Teachers Back Pay for 2017 Strike

TED COHEN, if you dont think issues related to poverty are a problem in schools Im not sure where to begin...

Its clear that paying teachers less is your solution.

Even though 1/5 of teachers leave the profession before their 4th year because its not worth it. This attrition rate impacts low-performing, high poverty schools, like Burlington, VT (1/3 of BSD teachers have left in the past three years) the most. Discussing the achievement gap is a waste of time if we dont discuss closing the teaching quality gap we are constantly rebuilding staff. An inordinate amount of capital both human and financial is consumed by the constant process of hiring and replacing beginning teachers who leave before they have mastered the ability to create a successful learning culture for students.

And youre saying teachers should be paid less?

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by jhilt123 on 08/17/2019 at 11:38 AM

Re: “Labor Board Denies Burlington Teachers Back Pay for 2017 Strike

Go in there and teach those kids Ted Cohen! We need your skills!! Decoding, fluency, phonics... behavior management! ...show these teachers how its done! Dont worry about generational poverty, dyslexia, trauma, basic needs not being met. You got this!

10 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by jhilt123 on 08/16/2019 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Labor Board Denies Burlington Teachers Back Pay for 2017 Strike

It sounds like this crack squad of commenters - Ted Cohen, Penelope & Jimmm - need to spend a day or two in the Burlington schools and put all of their expertise to use. Im sure itll be a walk in the park! Cant wait to see those test scores surge!

17 likes, 28 dislikes
Posted by jhilt123 on 08/15/2019 at 5:26 PM

Re: “Emails Detail Conflict in Choosing Burlington School Principals

Markport: who are the unethical criminals?

As I recall you and your cronies cleansed a quarter of the teachers in your last two years on the board.. how does that put students first?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by jhilt123 on 04/19/2019 at 2:28 PM

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