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For Immediate Release

Date: 03/22/13

House Republicans Motivated by Governor's Education Conference

Education committee members inspired by Maine's successes, opportunities for further reform

AUGUSTA - Governor LePage held a conference on education Friday at Cony High School in Augusta. The event featured experts from around the nation who spoke on a variety of topics related to education reform. Republicans in recent years have been champions of education reform, emphasizing the need to change the status quo by putting students first and focusing on learning results above all else.

Rep. Matthew Pouliot (R-Augusta) serves on the Legislature's Education and Cultural Affairs Committee and attended the conference.

"The event went a long way toward creating a much-needed dialogue about education reform," said Pouliot. "I've always felt that more money isn't always the answer. We need systemic change and new ideas if we really want to propel our education results and achieve excellence."

Another House Republican member of the Education Committee, Rep. Michael McClellan (R-Raymond), attended today's conference.

"It was good to see so many people come together to improve education results in Maine," said McClellan. "We implemented many good reforms recently and I believe we can continue to do that if we put the students first."

"Today's speakers emphasized that there are many good things happening right now in Maine's education system," added McClellan. "I look forward to our next committee meeting where we can continue the dialogue about how best to build upon those successes."

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