Maine Schools Ignore Private Sector STEM Help Offers
By Mal Leary, Capitol News Service
Posted July 25, 2012, at 3:26 p.m.
Last modified July 25, 2012, at 4:31 p.m.
Education Commissioner Steve Bowen...said [at] LePage’s job creation meetings across the state...[there are] business owners and representatives of companies telling him they would like to participate in efforts in the schools. They are often told by schools they have no time for such efforts.
“I had them tell me they had tried to call the schools, tried to volunteer their time, but got no answer,” he said.