As I read the story (April 27) about Gov. Paul LePage’s town hall meeting in Newport, a couple of things caught my attention.

He refers to the mid-level management as a corrupt group. His complaint is that he has little power to change them. Corrupt does not mean unmanageable. Let me give you an example of corrupt: An elected official who hires family members and in-laws to well-paying positions in his or her domain.

At the end of the article, the governor laments “schools have ‘failed miserably’ in the last 20 years to prepare all students for the work force.”

As a teacher for more than 40 years, it has never been my goal to prepare my students for the work force. My goal was to help them grow to be thoughtful, responsible, productive members of society.

Fred E. Brown

Manchester


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