In her letter "Maine a fine place to live" (Aug. 2), Colleen Quint mentioned a recent observation by Gov. Paul LePage regarding school ratings.
I agree with the governor that since the state has such a low rating, officials have to improve education by assessing what it is that is making Maine educators less effective and unable to achieve higher ratings.
The governor is serious about bringing business to Maine which, in turn, should create more jobs. He should be concerned with how potential relocating businesses view state school systems.
I understand what LePage means that students are "looked down upon," but I am concerned that Quint would not understand the intent of LePage’s statement. She did say, but in a different way, "yes, we can do a better job at educating our students."
Why don’t people who are attempting to make a difference in our great state seek to work together to make it happen, rather than constantly pick at how something is said? We are on different roads but going in the same direction.
Our children deserve the best education possible. Quint needs to work on making a difference instead of using what is popular among particular political parties as the buzz of the day. She didn't offer any solutions yet attacked the governor who is addressing the problem.
Of course he believes Maine is a fine place to live or he would not care and would not have campaigned to be governor.
Linda Anthony, Lisbon