April 1st, 2011

VDB Dodges The Long-Feared Freshman Hazing; Pre-K Education Bill Advances

by Philip Baruth

A busy week, so busy that we neglected to update you on very significant movement on the Pre-K bill: VDB reported the bill on the Senate floor Tuesday morning, to general yawns and a positive voice vote when all was said and done — a best-case scenario, given that Freshman hazing and death by a thousand questions were both very real possibilities.

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So after third reading, the bill will move to the House, and if all goes well, in no time at all some apple-cheeked Vermont kids who might otherwise have missed out on Pre-K and taken to a life of crime will be comfortably esconced in a quality early education program, and much will be righter with the world.

More as details warrant.