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Editorial: Why are special ed needs so high? We don't know

Posted on April 4, 2016 |
By Emerson Lynn



Vermont, we are told, has the nation’s highest per-capita rate of students who receive special education services because of emotional needs. The reasons vary, but they include things like poverty, substance abuse and homelessness.

When you talk to educators, they will tell you they have never seen things as bad as they are now, and they are referring to classroom behavior, which is a reflection of what the students experience at home.

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Editorial: Spitting into the wind?

Posted on March 31, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



In a keynote speech Monday night honoring the winner of a journalistic prize for investigative reporting, President Barack Obama used the occasion to encourage the media to rise to “higher aspirations” in its political coverage, while lamenting the “divisive and vulgar” state of American politics.

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Editorial: Bernie's delegate math

Posted on March 28, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



In the Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Bernie Sanders won 128 delegates in the past six states holding either a primary or caucus, compared to 75 delegates for Sen. Hillary Clinton. And that includes Clinton’s much-ballyhooed win of Arizona. Arizona did have the most delegates at stake in the March 22 primary election, but of those 74 delegates, Bernie won 30.

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Editorial: Porter's golden goose; plus how a $11 million deficit can yield a $3.7 million surplus

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



Ask the average bloke on the street what they know about Porter Hospital’s finances and chances are they would say Porter is close to failing and they heard something about the hospital losing $11 million in the past four years. “Wowza,” they might add. “How can the hospital stay open with that much red ink? Better cut expenses and fast!”

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Editorial: Rapid-fire changes at Porter done; let the healing begin

Posted on March 21, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



In a rare move at Porter Medical Center, the medical staff last Tuesday cast a vote of no-confidence in Porter’s CEO, Lynn Boggs, and delivered that decision on Friday morning. By Friday afternoon, Boggs had graciously submitted her resignation and the board promptly named Fred Kniffin, MD, to step in as interim CEO.

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Editorial: Ain't no denying climate change around here

Posted on March 20, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



While some conservatives continue to deny climate change, most Vermonters believe in what they see, and know that it’s getting warmer out there.

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Editorial: Why Democrats need Bernie

Posted on March 16, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



After Tuesday’s primary wins in four states and a dead-heat in Missouri, Hillary Clinton made big strides in her push to claim the Democratic Party’s nomination for president. But Clinton’s campaign did the Democratic Party a disservice when campaign manager Robby Mook suggested in a memo to supporters that Clinton’s “pledged delegate lead is so significant that even a string of victories by Sen. Sanders over the next few weeks would have little impact.”

That’s a disservice for several reasons:

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Editorial: Trump: Playing with matches

Posted on March 14, 2016 |
By Angelo S. Lynn



Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has cultivated a vigilante culture among his supporters. At his rallies he often praises the police and supports law and order, but his message to his followers is to embrace anarchy.

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Editorial: Porter board takes critical steps to address discontent

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Angelo Lynn



By openly admitting fault in their process and being willing to scrap the existing salary contracts with physicians and other providers and start anew, the Porter management team took a critically important step to improving what rapidly was becoming a toxic environment at the Middlebury hospital campus.

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Guest Editorial: UVM's 40 percent rule 'is a policy relic that does harm'

Posted on March 7, 2016 |
By Emerson Lynn



Vermont touts itself as a state whose commitment to education has no equal. That is a half-truth.  We do well with grades PreK-12. Nationally, no state’s commitment is our equal.  When it comes to higher education, we fail. Nationally, all states do more to support higher education than does Vermont.

As the economy becomes more dependent on a highly educated workforce, this lack of commitment poses obvious warnings. 

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