Education: VPP Platform

Progressives believe public education is the essential and most inclusive institution in our communities, offering opportunities for all to participate. We will work to:

  • Promote a public education system, Pre-K–12, that provides equal and equitable opportunities for all our children.
  • Replace the residential education property tax with a progressive income tax.
  • Increase the State of Vermont’s share of special-education funding and improve the quality of services offered.
  • Reduce postsecondary tuition costs for Vermonters; include free housing at Vermont state colleges for Vermont students.
  • Repeal the Federal No Child Left Behind Act with its excessive emphasis on standardized testing.
  • Oppose voucher programs, which undercut public education.
  • Support educator efforts at fair, constructive, and comprehensive evaluation and review.

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