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Bishop visits with students as part of big week

January 30, 2013

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton tried to engage some shy St. John Central preschoolers in conversation Tuesday by asking them if the penguins on the banner they made for him lived in the desert....

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Jan-30-13 12:12 PM

Something tells me that your idea of education is also no short of an indoctrination, Stiff. The last thing we need is for schools to become like the media, where people like you get to pick and choose your facts.

As for Rat, if you look at teh many countries who out persoprm teh US in education, yuo will note that while they are doing more to incorporate applied skills into their curricula, their systems remain extremely focused on the introduction to and mastery of information. Applied skills are good, but they unfortunately only temnd to be useful the day they are taught and most often not applicable a few years later due to changing technology.

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Jan-30-13 10:10 AM

The Common Core creates standards that are the same in each state. Before the common core, all states created their own. Thus, students moving from state to state will be doing the same thing from school to school.

The common core takes knowledge away from memorization and moves more towards the students being able to the apply the information they learning.

A little google research will turn up, this is coming from the colleges and universities and big business. They are the ones that were asked "What do we need to do to improve our schools?"

Try: vimeo . com / 30055181

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