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Sen. Jackson receives perfect score on education record

AUGUSTA, Maine — Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash earned a 100 percent rating from the Maine Education Association for his voting record on education issues during the second regular session of the 128th Legislature.

“I am grateful for this recognition. Providing opportunity for our people and increasing Maine’s profile in the world economy starts with our education system,” said Sen. Jackson. “We can’t be satisfied with the status quo—there are always measures that can be taken to better prepare our students to enter the workforce and lead well-rounded, rewarding lives.

“I will continue to work hard with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to improve our schools and support our students and teachers,” he said.

The Maine Education Association represents 24,000 Maine teachers and is dedicated to supporting policies and laws to improve public education.

This year, Jackson supported two successful bills to protect the health and safety of school children. The first bill, LD 1710, restored state funding for school-based health centers, which the Department of Health and Human Services unexpectedly cut last summer.  The second bill, LD 1858, makes technical changes to the School Revolving Renovation Fund to prioritize essential upgrades for school security systems.  

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