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Posted on December 21, 2017 |
By Michelle Monroe (St. Albans Messenger)



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GOV. PHIL SCOTT, speaking at his education summit in Northfield Monday, says most Vermonters can’t afford the cost of education if we don’t change the way it is delivered in this state. Messenger photo/Michelle Monroe

NORTHFIELD — How can Vermont provide its students with a quality education at an affordable cost as the number of students across the state continues to decline? That is the question the state has been trying to answer for at least a decade.

It’s a question that is taking on new urgency in the face of a declining workforce, sluggish economic growth and nearly stagnant tax revenues.

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