Friday, December 22, 2006

Brennan Honored for Education Work

Senate Majority Leader Michael Brennan, received the first annual Advocate of the Year Award from the Maine Association of School Counselors on December 1st.

Brennan was given the award for his longtime support of education, health, and mental health programs within schools. He also received the award because of his opposition to using the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) as part of Maine’s Comprehensive Assessment System.
Brennan said that due to No Child Left Behind, there has been an overemphasis on standardized tests and assessments, and there needs to be more of a balance between emotional development and academic achievement.


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