Harvard Study Shows Maine at the Bottom in Education Achievement Growth
Governor LePage calls for an end to the status quo
AUGUSTA – Governor Paul LePage said Wednesday he is extremely concerned by 20 years of education efforts that have resulted in almost no gains in student achievement. He called on his education commissioner, school administrators and teacher unions to step up efforts at implementing innovative practices focused on student learning.
“Clearly, the status quo in education is not working,” he said.
His comments were in response to a report, “Achievement Growth: International and U.S. State Trends in Student Performance,” released Monday by Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance.
Can we PLEASE stop throwing good dollars after bad, now??? Can we PLEASE disempower the teachers union and start to push for improvements in the system?? Please??