In Maine, however, the idea has met some resistance from lawmakers. State Sen. Justin Alfond, a Democrat, told the AP that Mr. LePage’s task force is simply the fulfillment of “a campaign promise,” not the prescription for education reform.
“I don’t believe this will have the game-changing effect that we need here in Maine,” he said.
The state’s task force is expected to begin its work this month and to make recommendations no later than Dec. 1.
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Ben Wolfgang is a national reporter for The Washington Times. Before coming to the Times, he spent four years as a political reporter in Pennsylvania. His focus is on education and science policy. Ben lives in southeast D.C. and has played guitar in several bands while still in Pennsylvania. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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