Janet Mills’ Administration followed the lead of other liberal states and ignored scientific data, relied on political theater, and aggressively shut down Maine’s in-school instruction to the detriment of Maine children. She played politics with Maine kids and these misguided policies created a catastrophic ripple effect affecting an entire generation of children, their financial future, and the overall impact to Maine’s economy.
Recent study results suggest that more first and second graders ended this year two or more grade levels below expectations than in any previous year. This educational crisis lands squarely on the shoulders of the Mills’ Administration and their political cronies in the teachers’ union. It is imperative that the next Governor address these disparities and do whatever it takes to improve the future opportunities for this generation of children.
Paul LePage recognizes the importance of a quality education – he often says it saved his life. This is why he is committed to empowering parents to make the decisions best suited for their children.
During the pandemic, thousands of parents across Maine were forced to step in and essentially home school their children. This revealed the absolute need for more opportunities for learning for all Maine children. Parents deserve the right to decide the best education for our students – not educational bureaucrats.