Old study weighs school consolidation costs
Article from Bangor Daily News, Monday, April 12, 2004
By Ruth-Ellen Cohen
ORONO – A 1957 law intended to improve academic opportunity and reduce spending by consolidating Maine schools instead resulted in an increase in the cost of education, a University of Maine professor said Friday.By 1980, more than 20 years after passage of the Sinclair Act, both the number of administrators and the average per pupil expenditures had increased, even accounting for inflation, said Gordon Donaldson, professor of education.
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