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Comments for: Morse’s Code: Rescuing Maine’s high schools

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  • Anonymous

    How can students be taught advance courses in HS when 1 in 5 don’t even graduate.  Unfortunately education standards have suffered under the controls of the MEA and NEA who have only blamed parents for lack of students performance.  The US is now 24 on international ratings.  Do all 23 countries have better parents or better teachers.  Our teachers have become robots and tools of the union more concerned about political influence and perpetuating the money cycles than student’s well being.  Granted there are exceptions and dedicated teachers but get the damn unions out of the way and allow teachers to teach

    • Anonymous

      Tell you what, let’s both increase the number of students that graduate but also assist the preparation of those who do.  Do unions systematically keep teachers from teaching?  How so?  How generous of you (counter intuitive) to acknowledge there are “exceptions and dedicated teachers.

    • We rank poorly on healthcare as well. Though we’ve far, far, far, far, far and away the best military. National priority is the great big old elephant in the room.

  • Anonymous

    “Outside the state of Maine, it is rather known that Maine high schools are in dire straits. For example, The New York Times, during a recent Maine gubernatorial election, reported that Maine high schools ranked last in a national evaluation of all high schools in the U.S. ”

    But wait, wasn’t LePage excoriated by one and all for recently saying something just like this?

  • Anonymous

    Could this situation possibly be the result of longed-for left-wing policies enacted, encouraged and supported by a dominant Democratic state legislature for the last several decades? Might it be the result of Maine being a BLUE state that has for many years happily been pursuing a leftist agenda, strangling any economic growth and trying to enact their social utopian vision? Hmmm, no can’t be that, since leftists are the GOOD guys who truly CARE and liberalism is the way of the enlightened….yep, right.

    • Yawningattrolls

      Just wait until they want to change your local school to a “Risc” school; the latest fad in education……

    • Anonymous

      Told you a hundred million times not to exagerate …
      Yes, being progressive is more enlightened than conservative regression.  And, any valid evidence that conservatives would have done any better?  I severely doubt it.
      Also, your statement that Maine pursues a “leftist agenda” is balderdash.  Before you make such sweeping generalizations, provide data on the ranking of a state’s education performance compared to it’s “blueness” or “redness” (isn’t that an ironic choice of color?).  Of course local issues come into play also.

  • Anonymous

    Interesting proposal,worthy of further discussion and study.

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