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Published: Sunday, April 27 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT

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one old man
Ogden, UT

An excellent letter. Thank you, Mr. Thomas.

t-ville, UT

These broad, vague prescriptions are as unhelpful as Common Core is being perceived. Why are some children entering school with lower vocabulary and lower synaptic development? They're being underfed or nutritionally deprived, have limited time with they're overworked parents, and are lacking stable environments most suitable for early childhood. Which political party seeks to alleviate these issues most? Hint, not the party Clive Bundy recently exemplified.

Utah Dem
Ogden, UT

A couple years ago I may have agreed with your letter but no longer. Not as I have witnessed the changes taking place in Ogden schools that have high percentages of low incoming students and these students and their teachers have been seeing great success. Mr. Thomas it blows your theory out of the water.

Sandy, UT

slcdenizen has hit the nail on the head. The number #1 reason that our education system is struggling is poverty. It is becoming more pronounced by the day because of the disparage of income levels. 30 years ago,(according to the Department of Labor) a minimum wage earner could support 3 people, now a minimum wage earner needs SNAP to support the same 3. Of course, why would we invest in America when there are banks to fill overseas.

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