There are things they can do to increase peoples' lifetime earnings--counseling away from degrees that aren't valuable--criminal justice, human services, and psychology are still studied too much, and never used, or not needed for the jobs people get. Good aptitude testing isn't done either.
I tracked down the details. This year, the State of Vermont is providing the amazing $231,000 to the Farm-to-School Network for technical assistance grants. They do fantastic work in bringing locally grown food to our schoolkids! Here's their website: vermontfarmtoschool.org/
Realistically, school lunches (federally purchased surplus food) leave a lot to be desired for kids, with or without a mushy apple on the side. It stinks and it hasn’t been nutritious or appealing to kids under any US President. How about some talk of innovation, such as farm to table with fresh Vermont products, other cultures such as Asian or Hispanic cuisines. It’s what kids want these days. I know Sen. Leahy’s Office was trying to work on this but I don’t have any specifics.
Where is the broccoli lobby when you need them? Maybe we need to create a cruciferous board.
What I do not understand, whether you are democrat, republican or Martian(!), there is NO argument on what is poor or good nutrician. Why is he so mean spirited?
Bennington County gets shortchanged at these events every year, so we need to see a boost promoting southwest Vermont.
Signed the petition for the boost this morning!
If I testified about working with resorts etc to tie their brands to the "Vermont" brand better on social media and how to build media co-ops to work with VT brands, I'd probably irk more than a few people lol
You're the kind of representative that the whole US needs! Thanks for your honesty and caring, Kathleen.
I agree with the underlying premise of your statement, but believe there are better and more respectful ways to make an opinion known. Would it be ok for me to barge regularly into your or one of your colleagues meetings at the Statehouse every time I want to convey an opinion? Public hearings would seem to be one example of a better solution.
" As had been expected for weeks, the address was interrupted by climate activists calling for urgent action."
If some of your colleagues were so angered by the disruption, perhaps they should have engaged in meaningful dialog with the protesters ahead of time. Sounds like they knew they had some complaints. Otherwise lets call it "Democracy In Action."
Well said, Kath.
I so admire your leadership and openness, Kathleen James!
If their intention was to disrupt the Governor’s speech, they were successful. It has been a long held principle in our democracy that speech can be regulated as to time, place and manner. I don’t know anyone who is “pro climate change.”
Every morning I walk out my door underneath the 'BlueWave' license plate you gifted me. I am so proud I participated in your winning ride of that wave. Love you and the work you do!
Thanks Kath. I’m so with you on this. Important for everyone to remember we are in a climate emergency.