Irony of the week: a pop quiz

For 25% of your grade this week, identify the specific irony represented in the juxtaposition of these two recent press releases from the executive branch:

Outstanding! 88% of you got the correct answer!

Commissioner reports to Education Committee on reorganization

The Committee is a bit behind in their agenda this afternoon.

At 3:00 the Commissioner will give her report.

I have a meeting at 4:00 and so may not be able to listen to the whole thing. So I'm leaving this post up so others who are listening can report.

Four day school week and school schedules

HS funding formula: Responses to Mount Desert select board

Where the money goes

The state's General Purpose Aid to education gets divided among Maine's 286 school administrative units as follows:

  • ...the 12 largest (4% of the total number of units) receive 25% of the total.
  • ...the 29 largest (10% of the total) receive 50% of the total.
  • ...the 62 largest (22% of the total) receive 75% of the total
  • and the remaining 224 smallest units (78% of the total) receive 25% of the state subsidy.

January 30, 2009

January 29, 2009

January 28, 2009: Aftermath

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