Making proficiency optional undercuts Maine’s goal of equality in education

By | April 17, 2018

Maine lawmakers took a big step last week toward making proficiency-based high school diplomas optional. This is a step in the wrong direction.

Maine has been working toward proficiency-based diplomas for nearly 30 years. There are two key elements to this work. The first is an assurance that a Maine high school diploma means its recipient is equipped not only to succeed in college or a career but as a citizen of a complicated world.

The second is that this standard apply to all Maine students, no matter where they live, no matter how much their community is able to spend …read more

Source: Bangor Daily News