All posts tagged school consolidation

The Sinclair Act at 50: What History Tells Us about the Consequences of Consolidation

Read the full report | How much of the following sounds familiar? Maine people were told by the “powers that be” that the state’s schools were too costly. The problem, it was said, was that the educational system supported too […]

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Maine’s “Town Tuitioning” Program, Milton Friedman’s School Choice Ideal?

Read the full report | Economist Milton Friedman first described his vision for a school voucher program in a 1955 essay titled The Role of Government in

Education Service Districts Hold the Key to a Consolidation Compromise

Read the full reportA better approach is needed Despite months of work, the legislature appears little closer to finding a broadly acceptable approach to generating savings

Educational Service Districts in Maine: Western Maine Educational Collaborative

Read the full report | In January, The Maine Heritage Policy Center released a Maine View report, Education Service Districts: Achieving school administrative cost savings while protecting

Education Service Districts: Achieving school administrative cost savings while protecting local control and parental involvement

Read the full report | Buried in Governor John E. Baldacci’s fiscal year 2008-2009 General Fund budget is a policy change that could dramatically alter the face