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Budget Curtailment Order Has Flaws

From MEA President Lois Kilby-Chesley:

On December 27, 2012, Governor LePage issued a curtailment order that shortchanges Maine schools, again.

The Governor ordered a third of the money needed to balance the budget should come from public schools. This is shortsighted and forces communities to balance the budget on the backs of our students. The question remains, how are our students supposed to succeed when the Governor continues to take from our public schools? The Governor already failed to fully fund schools at 55% as mandated by law, now he is asking to take more away from our public schools and students. This is not the way Maine should be.

WGME 13 interviewed MEA President Lois Kilby-Chesley and specified the impact that Governor LePage's curtailment order will have on Maine's public school system. Watch the story here.


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