Two schools, two visions for the future

  • Article by: GREGORY A. PATTERSON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 20, 2009 - 9:58 PM

St. Croix Prep emphasizes classical studies, character and leadership. East Ridge is a huge, high-tech facility with a multifaceted curriculum.

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mamundsonJul. 21, 0912:42 AM

So much work goes into the story, but the most basic facts are in error. The new school is in Baytown Township, not in Oak Park Heights. In fact, the sewer and water for the school are provided by Bayport.

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bjornarJul. 21, 09 8:54 AM

Really? New grads from college are finding it difficult as it is to obtain employment, now even HS educations are going to be obsolete? How does one emphasize "character" in a school and does this mean the more technologically oriented school will not concern itself with "character"? In my head I see honor pledges and rulers on knuckles. And Latin? Well, I guess using the Calvin and Hobbs arguement it is true that pointless work does "build character" so perhaps the two are entertwined.

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raineyrooJul. 21, 09 9:03 AM

It's obvious that neither the school district nor the taxpayers are concerned about their property taxes paying for these novelties. Unless of course these taxpayers are the ones who want everything, but whine when the bill comes due.

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nojusticeJul. 21, 09 9:45 AM

Hope not the state of MN! This is why we need LGA and budget cuts.

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nojusticeJul. 21, 09 9:49 AM

Not the state of MN I hope! That "Perpich Center for the Arts" in Golden Valley is a crock!

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gwncraigmJul. 21, 0910:07 AM

I can't speak to 2 story atriums. But artifical turf costs less to maintain and can be used all the time without wear issues. So the footbal team, soccer team and marching band can all use it consecutively without wearing it out.

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howsitgoingJul. 21, 0910:08 AM

People invest millions if not billions in entertainment industry sports centers, spend their money on events, concerts, etc. Why not invest in a nice facilty for EDUCATION? I am glad students are getting heavy doses of character and leadership throughout their high school education - and yes, new buildings are always expensive (did you not hear what they were using before their building was built?) It is an investment in youth and in their having a quality education. Although I do disagree with the Latin course in one of their schools -they probably included it because a lot of modern day vocabulary comes from Latin and Greek base/root words. With a global economy I they ought to consider teaching Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. These are the languages that are spoken by most people on the planet (besides English). I am glad students can have a place to go and study in a nice environment. EDUCATION (or lack of) drives the future. What kind of future do you want to shape for our MN youth? The counter positive: Do nothing, invest nothing. You get nothing.

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pizann0Jul. 21, 0910:43 AM

"With a global economy I (think) they ought to consider teaching Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic." Thanks for speaking English, howsitgoing. Most multi-syllable, long, complex, English words used for the Natural, Biological, and Physical Sciences, are already derived from Latin and Greek--"Although (you) do disagree with the Latin course in one of their schools."

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wardnjuneJul. 21, 09 7:51 PM

I'm surprised you're not here to complain about not being able to comment on the Walmart/Muslim prayer story.

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