Rob Roper Makes the Case for Statewide School Choice

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EAI president, Rob Roper, is taking this presentation on why Vermont should adopt a statewide school choice policy around Vermont. In a nutshell, school choice has the power to lower education costs (and therefore lower property taxes), improve student outcomes, and increase equity in the Vermont education system.

This video was taken in Vergennes on February 11, 2015. If you would like to schedule a presentation for your community, please contact Rob Roper at For those who can’t make it to a live showing, please watch the video, and share it with your friends and neighbors!

Scheduled Presentation Dates:

February 19. At the Steak House in Barre. 5:30pm

March 10. Isley Library, Middebury. 7pm

March 13. At the American Legion Hall in Bristol.

March 26. Damon Hall in Hartland, 6:30-9:00 pm

Additional Materials:

EAI REPORT: School Choice in Vermont: A 150-Year-Old History That Leads to a Brighter Future

EAI REPORT: Better Value, Fewer Taxpayer Dollars: Rebalancing Education Cost and Value 

INDEPENDENT STUDY: School Vouchers and Home Prices — JHR Accepted Version

VIDEO: Vermont Parents tell their stories about how school choice has changed their children’s lives. 

COMMENTARY: Will More Towns Follow North Bennington’s Move to Independent School System? 

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Jim Bulmer June 1, 2016 at 12:37 pm

If the NEA is opposed to school choise, forget about it.


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