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UMM Senior Discusses Education Policy with Governor LePage

Added on: April 26, 2011

UMM senior Kyle McCarthy, right, meets with Governor Paul LePageMACHIAS, Maine – University of Maine at Machias senior Kyle McCarthy was recently invited by Governor Paul LePage to the State House to discuss ideas for reforming Maine’s public education system.

McCarthy, an education major from Cumberland, shared his thoughts on standards-based learning with the Governor and how it could improve education throughout the state. The two discussed the benefit of such a transition in Maine’s education system, something that aligned with the Governor’s long-term goals for education reform.

“Having the opportunity to meet with the Governor one-on-one and discuss the future of Maine's outstanding public education system was an honor,” said McCarthy after his visit to the State House. “Governor LePage was extremely receptive to what I had to say and it's refreshing to know how much he cares about education in our state. I can only hope I'll be lucky enough to have the opportunity to continue helping reform Maine's public education system.”

McCarthy is president of UMM’s Student Education Association, a group aimed at enhancing students’ awareness of past and future programs and goals of the teaching profession.



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