From preschool to high school, Obama seeking big progress in education

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From preschool to high school, Obama seeking big progress in education
News from Christian Science Monitor:

This week the president announced ambitious plans for universal preschool access and high school curriculums tailored to the 21st century, but are Congress and the states interested?

President Obama laid out an ambitious agenda for improving American K-12 education this week, linking the issue to the nation’s future prosperity. 

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High school gun education bill gains support
News from Lewiston Sun Journal:

AUGUSTA — A bill that would require Maine’s public high schools offer gun safety and handling courses attracted the support of two Republican legislators and Gov. Paul LePage at a public hearing Thursday.

And even those who opposed the legislation sponsored by Rep. Paul Davis, R-Sangerville, agreed that gun safety training for youngsters in Maine was a worthy pursuit.

Davis, a former Maine State Police trooper, described his legislation, LD 93, as a measure that would enhance public safety and offer victims of domestic violence a tool that could protect them.

“In these situations, these victims [of domestic violence-related slayings] did everything the law provided,” Davis told members of the Legislature’s Education Committee. “I have to wonder if they knew anything about guns. I don’t think they did. However, if they did and they wanted to protect themselves, what would have happened?”

Davis said he’s astonished at a general level of ignorance surrounding the use of firearms.

“There are over 300 million firearms in the United States and right here in our own state, this number is growing as I speak,” he said. “It’s my belief not to find ways to familiarize people is a mistake. I don’t come to this willy-nilly. It’s a not knee-jerk reaction to what happened in Connecticut and other places.”

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