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William J. Mathis http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/2228/all en Community Forum: Economics, education and Sitting Bull http://addisonindependent.com/201409community-forum-economics-education-and-sitting-bull <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> William J. Mathis </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">This week&rsquo;s writer is Goshen resident William J. Mathis. &nbsp;He is the managing director of the National Education Policy Center, a former superintendent of Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union and a member of the Vermont state board of education.</em></p> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">&ldquo;Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.&rdquo; &mdash; Sitting Bull</em></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25346">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409community-forum-economics-education-and-sitting-bull" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Education Reform Vermont Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:25:16 +0000 Zach Despart 25346 at http://addisonindependent.com Community Forum: Why I voted against school consolidation http://addisonindependent.com/201404community-forum-why-i-voted-against-school-consolidation <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> William J. Mathis </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px;">This week&rsquo;s writer is Goshen resident William J. Mathis, a former Rutland Northeast superintendent and the managing director of the National Education Policy Center, which has researched school consolidations nationally.</em></p> <p> When the press release named me as the only state board of education member who voted against the Legislature&rsquo;s consolidation plan, the perfectly predictable result was a stampede of reporters asking me, &ldquo;Why?&rdquo; Here&rsquo;s my answer:</p> <p> The bill is ghost dancing.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/22562">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201404community-forum-why-i-voted-against-school-consolidation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion school consolidation Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:33:46 +0000 Zach Despart 22562 at http://addisonindependent.com Guest editorial: Having skin in the game http://addisonindependent.com/201402guest-editorial-having-skin-game <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> William J. Mathis </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px;">This week&rsquo;s writer is William J. Mathis, managing director of the National Education Policy Center and a Goshen resident. He served as a Vermont superintendent of schools and taught education finance at the University of Vermont.</em></p> <p> The school funding debate is particularly toasty this town meeting season. With some reason! Most observers agree that our per pupil education costs are among the highest in the nation. When compared to inflation or portion of the gross state product, however, the increases are much more modest.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/21692">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201402guest-editorial-having-skin-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial education Mathis Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:00:09 +0000 Zach Despart 21692 at http://addisonindependent.com Guest editorial: School test scores and what we should do with them http://addisonindependent.com/201308guest-editorial-school-test-scores-and-what-we-should-do-them <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> William J. Mathis </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>This week&rsquo;s writer is William J. Mathis of Goshen, a member of the state board of education, a former Vermont superintendent of schools and managing director of the National Education Policy Center.</em></p> <p align="center"> <strong>A Closer Look at School Test Scores &mdash;</strong></p> <p align="center"> <strong>And What We Should be Doing About Them</strong></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18413">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308guest-editorial-school-test-scores-and-what-we-should-do-them" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Editorial editorial education Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:32:43 +0000 xian 18413 at http://addisonindependent.com