He visited Barnes Elementary School in Burlington with Senator Patrick Leahy, Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss, and Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca. He learned about the school’s partnership with local farmers to provide healthy, locally grown lunches, and he listened to teachers, parents, and students talk about challenges they face.
He stopped at Muddy Waters cafe in Burlington to talk with teachers about education reform and then Westford Elementary School, where he met with teachers and families to hear their ideas and how the federal government can help provide incentives for good teachers to work in schools where they’re most needed.
He heard from the people of Vermont about some of the challenges of teaching and learning in rural America. He invites your ideas:
What are the particular challenges of improving schools in rural America?