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M. Ferrer 
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Re: “Burlington Progressives Endorse Carina Driscoll for Mayor

So, if Carina Driscoll wants "affordability and transparency" in city government, then we must ask:

Where was the transparency at Burlington College when her Jane Sanders decided to spend tens of thousands of student tuition dollars out of the operating budget to fund Carina's new for-profit business venture, VT
Woodworking School? In 2007, shortly before funding this venture, Jane herself in a long Q&A in VT Business Magazine didn't even mention developing a woodworking program at the college. Did the college even put out a Request for Proposals to all woodworking shops in the area to make sure Carina's was the only viable option and the most affordable - highly unlikely.

How the Board of Trustees approved such nepotism is wrong as it neither helped the finances of the school or provided great "affordability" for the students attending. Interesting that now that Burlington College's cash spigot has run dry, Carina's looking for a new source of income. Watch whom you choose to oversee your budget, Burlington, or you may find yourself as bankrupt as Burlington College.

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Posted by M. Ferrer on 12/06/2017 at 10:18 PM

Re: “FBI Continues to Investigate Jane Sanders’ Burlington College Land Deal

Carina Driscoll's for-profit business was subsidized for years by Burlington College, thanks to her mother. Highly unusual that a college would suddenly start to fund an outside "woodworking" program that diverted much needed funds from its own programs to an outside business. Hundreds of thousands of dollars went to Vermont Woodworking School and Carina Driscoll even became Dean of the program, probably supported by even more tuition dollars. Ironic that today Vermont Woodworking School remains in operation while Burlington College no longer exists. Did students know there tuition dollars were supporting Jane Sanders' daughter's business? Highly doubtful.

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Posted by M. Ferrer on 04/28/2017 at 8:47 PM

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