Category Archives: Schools

Dismantling public higher education, Maine style

The mass layoffs currently coming to pass at the University of Southern Maine are the final moment of metal collision in the slow-motion train wreck we’ve been watching over the last couple of years. The USM faculty have been nauseously … Continue reading

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Risky Business

Thirty years ago this past April, a group of individuals appointed by President Reagan came out with a report that, like a tree falling into a river, has bent the flow of America’s perception of its public education system ever … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper

I continue to be fascinated by the ┬ádisconnect between the degree of detail available in ME DoE Data Warehouse information – and what is available in the “School Grades” data collection effort itself – and the really thoughtless application of … Continue reading

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What can we learn from the ME DoE School Grades?

Today’s much-anticipated release of the Maine Department of Education’s “School Grades” has provoked the similarly-anticipated, and likely intended, negative response from educators who called the grading system “flawed” in public and who-knows-what in private. The Maine Education Association has certainly … Continue reading

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