Asked About Remedial Education, Governor LePage Walks Up to Podium and Yells BLEARGGHHH for Ten Minutes

Remedial Education

Remedial EducationAUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage overstated claims about how badly Maine students do academically as well as the uniqueness of his plan to fix the problem, according to some education and state policy experts. For example, forcing public schools to reimburse colleges for remedial education, which LePage proposed this week, is not a new idea. It has been discussed and rejected in three states, including New Hampshire. LePage, in a news conference on education reform Wednesday, said there is no precedent for some of the accountability measures he wants to sign into law in Maine, particularly one that would require high schools to reimburse colleges for remedial courses. (read more at the Bangor Daily News)

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