State of Vermont secondary Archives: on Education

Keith Stern: Give education control back to the local districts

Education should be locally controlled and should not be breaking the backs of residents. I would work to eliminate the Vermont Agency of Education and use the money in a more productive manner while giving control back to the districts. I would rather see the school districts send representatives to get together quarterly. They can discuss issues such as student to teacher ratio while also looking at the classroom size to be sure that we have an optimum balance between cost and results.
Source: 2018 VT Gubernatorial campaign website Sep 18, 2018

Keith Stern: Technical schools train for well-paying, in-demand jobs

We must encourage our young people to explore skilled labor as a career. People trained in trade skills can earn as much as someone who graduated from a 4 year college. Yet most students are directed towards the 4 year path, where many graduate with heavy student debt and the inability to find gainful employment. We have 16 technical centers and one technical college. Students graduating from these institutions with in demand skills, will have a direct impact on the positive growth of economy.
Source: 2018 VT Gubernatorial campaign website Sep 18, 2018

Christine Hallquist: Supports public schools; does not want them privatized

Work with teachers and communities to improve education funding structures. Respect teachers, school boards, and students, and work proactively with the legislature and l communities to support our schools. Fight back threats to privatize our public education system. Invest in opportunities not only for tuition free public college, but trade schools that will train future workers and entrepreneurs. Recognize link between early-childhood education and long term outcomes and invest strategically.
Source: 2018 VT governor Campaign website Sep 1, 2018

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