Tag Archives: Maine

Teachers Need a Seat at the Table

What’s the surest way of improving student performance in Maine’s troubled schools? Break down the bureaucratic chains that control what goes on and invite the teachers to the decision-making table. Amongst my teaching acquaintances I do not know many who report having been offered a legitimate seat at the table where the important programming decisions […]

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 […]