The Eclipse of “By the People For the People: by “By the Oligarchy For the Oligarchy”

Established in 1976, seven years after Maine became a Home Rule State.

Mackenzie Andersen
12 min readJun 7, 2024
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My last post ended with the discovery that there is a statutory requirement to teach not only the Maine Constitution in our elementary and secondary public educational system but also Maine Native American studies and Maine African American studies. and the history of genocide.

It’s Sub-Chapter One of Title 20-A: EDUCATION Part 3: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION Chapter 207-A: INSTRUCTION

In the past, in public comments, I stated that the Maine Constitution is not taught anywhere in our public school system and no one contradicted me so I wrote to a school board member. Without mentioning the law, I asked for information about Maine studies, including the Maine Constitution, how it is being taught in our local school system and who are the instructors. The answer I received was that they would look into it.

The board talks about the state laws that require “intervention” programs. Why does the school board not have equal concerns and knowledge about state laws requiring Maine Studies?

The laws about students with disabilities are subject to federal law and go on for pages, defining…

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