GOP Gov: High schools should pay for graduates’ remedial classes

Maine Gov. Paul LePage thinks school districts should be responsible for their graduates’ remedial courses in college, the Huffington Post reports. So in a plan to improve education for students in the state, the Republican governor has laid forth a remedial plan that he will propose in the next legislative session, noting the high number of students who need remedial classes when entering college as proof that Maine’s public education is failing taxpayers and students. And the state’s reputation is suffering for it.

“I don’t care where you go in this country — if you come from Maine, you’re looked down upon now,” LePage said, according to the Portland Press Herald. A report published last week by Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy and Governance placed Maine 40th out of 41 states for improvements in student test scores between 1992 and 2011 for fourth- and eighth-graders in math, reading and science…

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