BDN Op-Ed: Still time for compromise on education reform

BDN Op-Ed: Still time for compromise on education reform

March 21, 2007 Posted by Steve Bowen - No Comments

Stephen L. Bowen: Still time for compromise on education reform
Bangor Daily News, March 21, 2007
It is said that the sign of a good compromise is that all the parties involved have something about the final product that they dislike. The fact that the Education Committee’s alternative to Gov. Baldacci’s school district consolidation plan has been roundly criticized, however, should not be taken as a sign that it is a good compromise. It is not.
While the governor’s own assessment of the committee’s proposal, that it is too little, too late, is the correct one, his own plan is flawed as well. There still remains, therefore, room in the middle for a compromise that really will generate administrative savings while improving the educational product Maine schools provide.
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