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On Jan. 2, Vermont State (Reps. Oliver Olsen, of Londonderry, Adam Greshin, of Warren, and Laura Sibilia, of Dover) sent Vermont State Board of Education Chair Stephan Morse a nine-page letter alleging that I may be in violation of the Vermont … more
As I write this the Legislative session has only just begun. But I will report on three developments thus far.Ways and Means After ten years serving on House Corrections and Institutions - which was interesting and productive — I have been … more
On Jan. 2, Vermont State (Reps. Oliver Olsen, of Londonderry, Adam Greshin, of Warren, and Laura Sibilia, of Dover) sent Vermont State Board of Education Chair Stephan Morse a nine-page letter alleging that I may be in violation of the Vermont … more
From all the militant ranting concerning "school choice," one gets the feeling that difficult objective circumstances have left most people so without choice in the essential areas of their lives that they're clinging to the one thing that gives … more
On Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, they came by the hundreds and packed the Burr & Burton Academy gymnasium. Some estimates placed the number at over 800 to hear the chairman of the State Board of Education, Stephen Morse, justify his board's changes to … more
Happy New Year! I truly wish the new year brought news of reduced scamming and fraud but that's not the case. The recent con artist efforts include "friendly" phone calls and ransomware attacks. The friendly call comes under the category of … more
The year ahead of us - 2017 - promises to be a momentous year for a number of reasons besides, and in some respects because of, Donald Trump.It will be a year of notable anniversaries. Canada will celebrate its 150th birthday. It will be the 100th … more
President-Elect Trump is setting the stage for a rocky Presidency filled with conflict, bickering, turmoil, miscalculations, and potential diplomatic and military confrontations. He is constantly involved with responding to criticism by recklessly … more
As the founder of Long Trail School in Dorset in 1975 and headmaster for 32 years through 2007, I am compelled to respond to the Vermont State Board of Education's recent proposed amendments to Rule Series 2200 (approved independent schools). The … more
Dear Readers: This column was originally published on Christmas Eve, 2005 and has appeared every Christmas Eve since.Two weeks ago, at the Bennington Museum, a bi-weekly columnist (who for obvious reasons will remain anonymous) was for three hours, … more
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