Tag Archives: Governor LePage

Governor’s Grades Shine Clear Light on Inequities

Governor LePage’s recent distribution of grades to schools could be considered a call to action in the state of Maine. We certainly did not learn anything new from the list. We already knew that standardized testing scores usually reflect community wealth. However the list does do a nice job of shining a clear light on […]

Do We WANT Maine’s Schools to Fail?

It almost seems like our governor WANTS our schools to fail. On the one hand, Governor LePage has called Maine’s schools among the worst in the nation and Maine’s schoolchildren among the least accomplished. On the other hand, he threatens to impoverish our school districts so that school boards are compelled to cut programs and […]