LePage Focuses on Education at Bangor Forum 

Catherine Pegram

Republican candidate for Governor Paul LePage focused on education, at a forum in Bangor. The Penquis Regional Superintendent’s Association hosted the event at the United Technologies Center Wednesday. LePage blasted the system in Maine that he says tests every child as if they’re college-bound.He says not enough is being done to help kids that don’t follow a traditional high school path – and still need to work when they get out of school.”I think learn to earn skills are critical. One thing I think Maine as a state has done that’s been very bad is it’s removed the technical and vocational education from our schools. And you can only get it after you get out of high school.”LePage also says the federal government shouldn’t have a place in the classroom. He says it should be up to the state to create a broad set of standards that can be implemented and adjusted at the local level. Independent candidate for governor Eliot Cutler will go before the same group of educators, next Wednesday.