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Unveiling New School, Maine's Governor Labels Teachers 'A Dime a Dozen'

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage criticized traditional education while unveiling a new vocational school, describing classroom teachers as "a dime a dozen."

The Republican governor made the comments this month at a company-workforce-development center, called the Cianbro Institute. The new center in Pittsfield offers classes such as shop and home economics.

LePage said mentoring offered at the center will be "more than just teaching out of a book."

Lois Kilby-Chesley, the president of Maine's largest teachers' union, said she disagrees with the governor's "dime-a-dozen" statement, especially since Maine is struggling to fill teaching positions.

Vol. 37, Issue 02, Page 5

Published in Print: August 30, 2017, as Unveiling New School, Maine's Governor Labels Teachers 'A Dime a Dozen'
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