Is it possible to sum up a student with one grade from a single class? Could you sum up a teacher’s effectiveness by just the standardized test scores of the students? Can you sum up a school in one letter grade? You can’t. Students are more than a test score. Teachers are more than test score. Our schools are more than a single letter grade. There should be a wide variety of metrics used to determine the effectiveness of a particular school, the success of a given student, and the educators that are on the frontlines.
A Republican senator who is also the assistant majority leader of the Senate Republicans, and a Democratic representative, who is also president of Maine Young Democrats, are coming together to pass a bill giving the public more power and increase accountability in government.
No, this is not a dream. It’s happening right now. I’m working across the aisle with Sen. Andre Cushing on a bill, LD 957, a resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Maine to provide for the popular election of the attorney general, secretary of state and treasurer of state.
Beyond the Headlines
Weekly Column featured in The Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier Newspaper by Rep. Justin Chenette of Saco