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Common Core is a Marxist theory
To the Editor: Lev Vygotsky worked at the Commissariat for Education with Lenin's wife, Krupskaya. Around 1933 he developed the theory of the “Zone of Proximal Development” in Leningrad. This theory basically says that the student is in charge of the learning. The teacher has a less important role in the schools, as that of a more knowledgeable peer. Repetition and reiteration should be avoided at all costs. Topic...
Oct 18, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politicians are testing Americans
To the Editor: Fellow Americans, you are being tested! By politicians to see how far they can go, passing laws and etc. to control you, what you eat, what you say, where you go, how much you spend, what you say on the iPhones and telephones, your mail, things like that. Got the idea? It’s going on right in front of your eyes. Wake up! They even had the guts to shut down war memorials even though soldiers went and ...
Oct 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
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Frivolous spending in government
To the Editor: Dog Bay lift was supposed to generate its own income and support itself. Once again this was incorrect information and the rest of us are asked to pay for yet another bogus expense. However, those who speak against these things are treated as if they haven’t a clue what they are talking about. Yet the end result is we pay while a few use. Two years ago, this council voted to donate/hire one man at $...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stand up Kodiak and take charge!
To the Editor: I’ve been upset about the local Realtors trying to get the borough to put land up for sale, and everywhere I turn in Kodiak I see vacant lots. Some local Realtors wanted the Borough to put Russian Ridge up for sale so affordable apartments could be built — get real! Who is going to buy that kind of property and build apartments? A 360-degree view for apartments … I don’t think so. Maybe a multimilli...
Oct 16, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
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Elected officials not looking out for interests of community
To the Editor: Matt Gilbert's comments and question are right on. A complaint had been alleged against A-1 Timber for damage to the Chiniak Highway. It had been alleged that A-1 was hauling oversized loads during night time. Matt’s question: Who will pay for damage to Chiniak Highway? Leisnoi's June 2013 newsletter informed its shareholders that there is no problem. Leisnoi and A-1 Timber met with Pat Kemp (commis...
Oct 11, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alaska Aerospace Corporation needs to support local businesses
To the Editor: Bernie Karl, owner of the Narrow Cape Lodge (and Chena Hot Springs) has been talking to state legislators, trying to convince them to appropriate $2.5 million into the Governor’s budget this next year for the Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) to purchase Narrow Cape Lodge. Knowing what Mr. Karl is up to, the AAC Board of Directors said they would not refuse the funding if it became available to pur...
Oct 10, 2013 | 1 1 comments | 44 44 recommendations | email to a friend
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Need vs. Want
Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a two-part letter. The second part will be published next Wednesday. To the Editor: A need is something that we must have in order to continue on. In evaluating needs and wants always evaluate the end result. Example: For just about ever, no city administration has ever finished the south end of Shelikof Street for a number of reasons, cost versus need did not justify it! The end r...
Oct 09, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
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Sales Tax Article Misleading
To the Editor: Community members were concerned that raising the City sales taxes would “discourage commerce, resulting in less tax revenue as residents and businesses move outside city limits”. While KDM states “that hasn’t happened,” that assertion contradicts with the statistics provided. In the first quarter of 2013, the city’s taxable receipts declined. In the second quarter they went up, but as the article s...
Oct 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend
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Politicians will stop at nothing to confiscate firearms
To the Editor: The tyrants, dictators and all scumbag politicians will stop at nothing to register and ban and eventually confiscate firearms owned by law-abiding Americans like you and me. The UN has been working for 15 years to force its gun-banning arms treaty on the United States. Obama and Kerry just signed it, inviting the world's worst human rights abusers to dictate gun policy here in the United States. On...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Federal shutdown hurts Alaska's economy
To the Editor: Americans deserve better than the recent government shutdown. I understand that Ted Cruz doesn’t support the Affordable Care Act, but he and a small group of Tea Partiers shouldn’t be able to shut down the federal government because they disagree with a law that has been passed in accordance with our Constitution. It makes no sense for the GOP to shut down the government because the Tea Party disagr...
Oct 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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