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State senator hosts Monte Vista meeting

Posted: Thursday, Mar 13th, 2014

Photo by Toni Steffens-Steward Paul Heersink was one of the Monte vista residents to join Senator Larry Crowder (right) at a meeting Saturday to discuss issues of concern in the San Luis Valley.

MONTE VISTA—State Senator Larry Crowder visited the Monte Vista area last Saturday to discuss schools, economy and more with concerned residents.

Crowder said school funding, saying he hopes to have, “some relief for schools this year,” but he doesn’t know how much. He is also concerned about common core, the effort to standardize content being delivered to students, which he believes takes away from school districts.

Monte Vista High School science teacher Doug Steward told Crowder he believes it is, “taking away their (students’) ability to think.”

For the complete article see the 03-12-2014 issue.

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