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Captain Obvious Strikes Again!

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Jan• 21•09

captobvious-738633We’re on a roll. Only six weeks after Vermont discovered that hiring more teachers while shedding students does, remarkably, lead to school budget deficits, comes the news that Maine has learned school district consolidation does not lead to budget savings.

Perhaps we could excuse Maine officials for not studying the research, but they didn’t have to. Their own newspapers reported this would happen back in October 2007.

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2 Comments

  1. educ8m says:

    I think the only intelligent response to the article that you quote Mike is “DUH.” Good stuff. We love it.

  2. So call me “Private Obvious.” I’ve made the same point at my blog at schoolboardtransparency.org. The specific post is http://schoolboardtransparency.org/2008/12/27/consolidation-without-transparency-unlikely-to-cut-costs/#more-88.