Thirty years ago, the Maine Legislature appropriated $30,000 to pay for a study
Thirty years ago, the Maine Legislature appropriated $30,000 to pay for a study focusing on the future of Maine's public higher education. The report, entitled "The First Business of Our Times" and prepared by the Academy for Educational Development, resulted in legislation sponsored in 1967 by the author, Bennett Katz, who was then Senate chairman of the Education Committee. The bottom line was that all Maine public post-secondary education was to be put under a single board of trustees, led by a chancellor. The Maine Maritime Academy wanted no part of it and that legislation failed, but one year later, in 1968, the University of Maine System was established without the Maritime Academy. With a history of how the UMaine System evolved.
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Katz, Bennett, "Thirty years ago, the Maine Legislature appropriated $30,000 to pay for a study" (1998). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 3284.
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