Letter: Vote yes to regain control of Freeport schools

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Freeport will have the chance to join more than 20 other towns in Maine who are fed up with the forced assumptions of involuntary school consolidation. The shortcomings of that 2008 law are evident in our RSU: unequal funding burdens cause friction, discontent and a five-year string of opposition on all things to do with taxpayer money from two of the three towns. RSU 5 has a great faculty that deliver a challenging and engaging education to all students, no matter their address. Our quality schools demonstrate benefits for the consolidated students, but there is little evidence of any benefit from the RSU administrative structure. The vote on withdrawal, will allow Freeport to regain local control. High school education is dramatically different today. If we lose ability to adapt and embrace change, we will in fact be left behind.

John Egan
Freeport 

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