LePage Under Fire For Expecting Maine Public Schools To Teach Children To Read And Write. The Bastid

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lepage scratches his headWELLS, Maine — The Maine Education Association attacked Gov. Paul LePage Friday over comments he made that morning suggesting a private school education is superior to that at a public school. LePage’s spokeswoman said the governor’s comments were taken out of context by the MEA, who she said ignored LePage’s overall message that his initiatives are meant to improve Maine schools that badly need it. Speaking at York County Community College during an “Eggs ‘n Issues” discussion Friday morning, LePage covered several topics before arriving at school choice, according to a recording of the comments provided by the MEA. LePage said there was a school in Maine, which he wouldn’t name because it’s “embarrassing,” where only 23 percent of graduates are proficient in English and math. (read more, if you were homeschooled, at Bangor Daily News)