Title

"The Talk of Limestone" piece on the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in

Authors

Jeff Clark

Source

Down East

Date

3-1-1997

Pages

7-10

Abstract

"The Talk of Limestone" piece on the Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone, which faces an uncertain future. Governor Angus King's latest budget calls for eliminating the school, Maine's only public school dedicated to educating top science and math students from around the state. King has consistently opposed the school, which now has 170 students, citing both his personal educational philosophy and the school's cost, about $1.25 million a year. Jim Patterson, director of the school, argues that spreading the school's annual state funds among the 120 high schools in Maine would dilute the money's impact to negligible levels. The magnet school is one of only eleven residential public magnet schools in the country.

Subjects

Magnet schools, Maine School of Science & Mathematics

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