Our View: Governor declares war on state’s public schools

A conference on public education with no input from public educators is a telling sign.
Gov. Paul LePage‘s education reform conference in Augusta last week made one thing clear: The governor is less interested in improving public schools than in replacing them.

Gov. LePage’s commitment to reforming Maine’s public schools would be more credible if his education reform conference had included public educators and experts from states with high-performing public school systems.

They would still be public in the sense that they would be financed with the public’s money, but the education would be delivered outside what most people consider public school systems.      Click here to read more….

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