BLAST FROM THE PAST: Letter from Maine Education Association; 35 Community Drive; Augusta, Maine 04330.

1 Apr

” 2015 – Screening and endorsement Questionnaire “

” Lewiston City Mayor, Council and School Board Candidates Questionnaire “

QUESTION ONE (1) :  What would you do to improve schools in Lewiston, Maine.

I would televise all School Board Meeting; with amble time as to notifying of the public  as to when they will air and that public may attend.

Secondly, I would schedule a few school Boards Meeting on a Saturday; so the Public with children may attend; for right now; a family, must get home from work feed their children, school homework, bath them and put them to bed.

All this on a school night and meetings start at 6:45 pm.

QUESTION TWO (2) :  What does Academic Freedom mean to you.

1.  Academic freedom and innovation; is not a given as I would: require the mandate that all Maine State Assessment Exam’s be given on a school day and while school is in regular session.  It is not an optional Exam; and now, student’s may opt out of the Maine State Assessment Exam, which is held on a Saturday.  “GET REAL”  The exam is a measuring tool only and should be thought as such…….with no condemnation attached.

You want academic freedom in school; go, to a Parochial or private school.  GO TO FACEBOOK; Lewiston Mayoral “Rock the Vote”; look for Article  ” Voucher’s “

2.  NO; DISTRICT DECISIONS REGARDING WHAT AND HOW TO IMPLEMENT NEW CURRICULUM INITIATIVES IS A PUBLIC DISCUSSION.

Google.com: Charles Arthur Soule, Lewiston, Maine ! web site will show up.

QUESTION THREE (3) : Does the State fund education enough.

FUNDING FOR K – 12;  PUBLIC EDUCATION IN LEWISTON, MAINE.

A.  The State of Maine is well on the right track; in regards, to the 2004 Citizens Referendum of paying 55 % of the cost of public education and are at a reasonable percentage rate all of this after 2008-9 economic down turn and corporate welfare to get them out of their caused mess..  I believe, the States of Maine; are at above 47 %.

B.  NO to increases.                     (LOOK TO AFOREMENTIONED QUESTION A. )

C.  Lewiston is paying, perhaps the highest Tax’s of any Municipality in the State of Maine.  YES; THEY ARE HIGH.

Lewiston School Department has just had a 5.3 % increase for 2016-17 on last years fiscal year budget of 58.3 million dollars and had a $200 thousand dollar wind fall; after borrowing $55 thousand from the Lewiston City side of the 2015-16 fiscal year budget.

QUESTION FOUR (4) :

A.  GO TO FACEBOOK; Lewiston 2017 Mayoral “ROCK THE VOTE.”  ( LOOK FOR VOUCHER ARTICLE. )

B.  LEWISTON TAXPAYER’S AND LEWISTON SCHOOL’S DO ENOUGH; TO SUPPORT STUDENT IN POVERTY.

C.  NO;  THE FEDERAL MONIES ARE GIVEN TO CONTERACT THE CURRENTLY USED TITLE 1 FORMULA FUNDING.

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