I s Calvin Coolidge a Vermont figure or a national figure? That’s the question many Vermonters ask about the president born in Plymouth Notch. After all, the president scarcely figures in the U.S. history books, which rank the president only low or middling. To many historians, Coolidge is simply one of the seat warmers at the White House, between presidents Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt. Vermonters, however, know that is wrong.
WILL IT BE $20 billion? Or $2 billion? Or $250 million? That's what parents are wondering after the Trump Administration put forward a widely varying array of price tags for its plan to fund school vouchers. The lobbyists, of course, are already pressing Congress and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to see if they can push through the largest appropriation possible. But the extra zeroes don't actually matter much. Even $250 million, enough for 25,000 children, will make an outsize difference.