Starksboro Save Our Schools
Who We Are
The Starksboro Save Our Schools Committee Pledges to Uphold the Following Values:
“Surveying the current educational landscape in Addison County, [Bill] Mathis disagrees with the common assertion that small town campaigns to withdraw from school districts to avoid closing their schools are being waged by adults who all too often fail to center students in the public conversation. ‘You can’t make that argument in a Ripton or a Lincoln,’ he said. ‘You’ll never convince them and that’s because they’re right and you’re wrong. We need to learn that there is such a thing as a public ethos, a town green, if you will, a place of ideas... There’s a reality to that sense of community. That’s what makes things strong. Community schools are among the few socialization institutions we’ve got left, along with families and churches,’ Mathis said. ‘They are what give towns and civilizations democracy. To dismiss the socialization effects of our schools would be to dismiss the importance of education, period.’"