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  • Anonymous

    Good, if you want to go somewhere in life get a degree and quit relying on the Govt for a change…

    • Anonymous

      haha who do you think pays for high school?

      • Anonymous

        Tax payers, or atleast the ones that pay taxes.

        • Anonymous

          well the Majority of Mainers pay taxes sooo….

          • Anonymous

            Yes you can say Majority, but there are thousands of people who dont that should… Just the way it is, you have people that will take what they can get for free….They love getting something for free while someone else works and pays for it… Human nature……..

          • Anonymous

            Everyone will take for Free, the tragedy of the commons, its a great read. Of course there are leaches on the system, in every system there is. But the majority of mainers do pay taxes.

          • Guest

            The problem is you people lump everyone in the same ‘loser’ category without knowing the true state of the human condition. 

          • Anonymous

             Yes that’s it but people will tell you that it’s there fault for what happen   for the state they are in till it happens to them an than they cry like babies.

        • Guest

          That tax stuff is getting old and tired. The group that doesn’t pay income taxes pay other types of taxes and have paid taxes during their working days. Many of that 47% are disabled service men and women. They are the retired and the disabled. 
          (You guys who pay taxes now have to pick up the pace! lol!)

          • Anonymous

            Yes I love supporting the people who milk the system and that can really work…. But atleast Ive earned everything I have…

          • Guest

            I’m sure they are grateful to you. Keep up the good work! 
            After a lifetime of work many people are in that 47% group and have earned everything they have. 

      • Anonymous

        High school isnt a Govt handout…..You grasped at some straws on that one….

        • Anonymous

          Really, Yes Govt does not provide a free education for the public. You are right, its all the private companies that pay for that education. How did I grasp as straws? Its one of the biggest handouts there is. Free education for 12 years, pretty big hand out.

  • Guest

    Who claimed Maine kids aren’t doing well or aren’t ready for college!

    • Anonymous

      Obama..

      • Guest

        That’d be your man LePage.lol!

        • Anonymous

          Mr. LePage…

      • Not true at all 

        • Anonymous

          Its ok….. But yes Obama

          • It was Le Page, Obama said nothing about Maine schools 

          • Anonymous

            Are you sure, think about it…

  • Anonymous

    The Madawaska school committee just eliminated class-standing credit for any college-level (or Advanced Placement) classes.  The BDN might want to interview the superintendent there to find out their reasoning for breaking away from the trend.

    • Anonymous

      They’ve also stopped counting ALL of a students credits.  Starting this year no matter how many classes you have taken they will only count 24 credits.  Crazy considering they are expected to take 7 classes each of their 4 years of high school.  Last time I checked 4×7=28.  Must be new math!

  • Anonymous

    This is a wonderful program and should be copied in every high school in the state.    It gives students an affordable opportunity to pursue  some areas of possible interest.   It gives students who might not otherwise even attempt to do advanced learning an opportunity to see that they are capable of this level work.   This might set them on a course of making a good and enjoyable living that they might not have considered otherwise.   Give this administration a round of applause for thinking outside of the box and having enough confidence to step out and give these kids a chance.    

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely!  Thought I was still in the academic track in hs, I was never ‘allowed’ to take medical science classes by my guidance councelor, as he felt my grades weren’t ‘good enough’.  I ended up getting several college degrees later in life in the medical field and graduated with GPAs of 3.14 and higher-all while having children, working, etc.  Had he allowed me to take a class in my area of interest, perhaps he would have seen what a difference a person can make when taking classes they are actually interested in.  I’d like to go back and present my 2 degrees to him and stress to him never to disuade a child from taking a course they are interested in.  You never know.  I may have started my nursing career much earlier in life had I had the encouragement from him.  Those tests they give in middle school don’t help either, that predect your ‘best suited occupation’–thank you for telling me I’d do really well in retail or waitressing.

  • Anonymous

    I’m impressed with how high school has changed since I was there.  My kids are/were taking classes in middle school that I didn’t get until hs, and ones in hs that I didn’t get until college.  I think it’s fantastic they have an opportunity to earn some college credits earlier, thus saving tuition costs in the long run and perhaps shortening time spent by a semester or so.

  • Anonymous

    Education is a must….Some kids are lazy and will amount to nothing, others will rise and make a life for themselves…

  • Anonymous

    good for them…get all the credits you can before going to college to keep the cost down

  • How about we make state universities tuition free?!?!?!? 

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