Work, internship experience, downtown exposure pay dividends for greater Bangor

Cameron Huston, Sarah Nicols, Spencer Warmuth and Gareth Warr, University of Maine Originally published in the Bangor Daily News on May 12, 2015. This past weekend, an estimated 1,687 students walked across the stage to receive degrees from the University of Maine, the four of us included. After the initial euphoria wears off, where will […]

Investments a better way to economic development than tax cuts

Victoria Mayer, Colby College Originally Published in the Bangor Daily News on March 15, 2014. Gov. Paul LePage’s plan to cut personal and corporate income taxes and eliminate estate taxes as a way to attract corporate investors and stimulate economic development is a short-sighted gamble that would deprive government of the revenues and administrative capacities […]

Don’t misuse standardized tests — lest they become meaningless

Flynn Ross, University of Southern Maine Originally published in the Bangor Daily News on February 17, 2015. Standardized student achievement tests could help us identify and reward good teachers and get rid of bad teachers, right? This is what the U.S. Department of Education is purporting for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education […]