When will it end, the underlying current of hatred toward all things education in Auburn?
I moved back to Maine. This is where meaningful education is afoot. I dropped anchor here instead of Portland. I arrived when No Child Left Behind was wrapping its fingers around the collective throat of public education. That is a law based on falsified data from the Houston (Texas) School System of how to get inner-city public schools to reach all children. Those children will soar to the heights of educational superiority simply because ... well, I don’t know why. They just will. It is the law.
How many other things touted by GW turned out to be a teaming pile of horse pucky?
Meanwhile, Auburn was about to embark on a multi-headed agenda to curb local taxation, get a new library and rebuild old city hall in order to attract new business.
First, reassess all properties, then tax 100-plus percent of fair market value. The new library is raising all the money needed for that project (wink wink). New old city hall needed more space, so let's rehabilitate old now new city hall to be the center of Auburn’s rebirth.
Oops. Too much empty space. Force the school department to move in, then the police department — that will defray the HVAC costs, filling up the space.
Auburn schools cannot be blamed, since they were cut nine of the past 10 years.
You can’t think outside the box when you are Gorilla-glued inside of it.
Todd Mogul, Auburn