Maine Democrats insist on a more careful review of the evidence about the track record of cyber charters before allowing K12 to open one in their state.
Governor Paul LePage is furious! He wants a K12 cyber charter to draw students and funding away from public schools and he sees no point in reviewing the evidence.
Meanwhile, Maine legislators are aware that K12 has gotten dismal results in other states. And they probably remember the exposé of Jeb Bush’s role in pushing for digital schooling in Maine. They may even have in mind the campaign contributions and lobbying that got the issue on the governor’s agenda.
When legislators start asking for evidence instead of blindly swallowing promises and campaign contributions, the days are numbered for the hucksters.
Keep your eye on this reporter, Colin Woodard, he is one sharp fellow. He may singlehandedly save the state of Maine hundreds of millions of dollars.