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Published: Saturday, Dec. 22 2012 6:05 p.m. MST

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toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

This reminds me of when the Salt Lake City School District and the Granite School District each had their own student-run TV station. Their rational was they were teaching high school students a "trade." But it was very costly and they always had out-dated equipment as that is all they could afford. Want to learn the trade using "old stuff?"

Also there is a very big expensive camera in Taylorsville High School and when the contractors bid to build that school one asked a professional photographer that worked in a very accomplished studio in the valley how important such expensive equipment was for the students practical education. His reply was that he "could teach any employee how to use theirs in about a half-day."

So this space thing might be fun and cool, but in this day and age can taxpayers really afford it and what is the cost/benefit ratio from the esducation received? Be careful to not answer too truthfully or the District just might decide to raise property taxes again.

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