Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Kennebec Journal Staff
I don't think so.
Smith himself concedes, "Republicans made some mistakes last session." He follows up with a laundry list of things to do or undo as a result of two years of Republican domination.
I have a laundry list of my own. Topping my list is modifying charter school legislation.
If the state wishes to charter private schools, the state should fund them. Local property taxes should go to fund local public schools where the education is under local control.
Additionally virtual charter schools should not be funded at all. Video education has been a proven failure (see MEA report). Teachers educate. Computers alone do not.