Guest Opinion: Investing in Our Future By Scudder Parker Education of our young people is one of the most important obligations of our democracy. And a funding system that enables school district voters throughout the state to make thoughtful budget decisions is key to fulfilling that obligation in Vermont. After the Vermont Supreme Court’s Brigham decision in 1997, the Legislature made a structural school funding change. The result was the current system, which is not a “formula” that attempts to equalize a flawed and inherently unfair local school property tax as the various efforts in the seventies and eighties were. Instead, it is a fundamentally fair, sustainable, and workable statewide system that supports local school districts to equitably...
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Guest Opinion: Investing in Our Future