Despite compelling evidence that small schools work well, there is increasing pr
Despite compelling evidence that small schools work well, there is increasing pressure from the state for school consolidation. Schools in Howland, East Millinocket and Dexter are being pushed by the state board of education to close their small high schools and explore consolidation with neighboring communities. Changing demographics will soon bring this consolidation pressure to southern Maine. Resistance to closing small schools is growing, as evidenced by the newly formed "small schools coalition." With a focus on comments by Jean Gulliver, chairwoman of the state board of education; Duke Albanese, former commissioner of education; Denison Gallaudet, superintendent in Richmond; and Marty Strange, policy director for the Rural Schools and Community Trust. Details.
Burnett, Lee, "Despite compelling evidence that small schools work well, there is increasing pr" (2003). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 1162.