LePage calls for school choice at Capitol for a Day event

Posted March 16, 2012, at 3:10 p.m.

PARIS, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage says school choice and the adoption of new teacher and principal evaluations are ways to strengthen Maine’s education system.

The Republican met about 250 people Thursday night at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School as part of his 13th Capitol for a Day event.

He also said the state needs to toughen drunken driving and texting-while-driving laws. He suggested automatic loss of license for both.

The Sun Journal reported he said wind power is not the answer to the energy crisis because it’s not yet affordable.

He also defended cutting $4 million in public finds for the Maine Public Broadcasting System, saying it’s more important that money be spent on helping the elderly.

The governor has been holding Capitol for a Day events in a different county each month.

 

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