Brian Ridpath 
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Re: “Manitou Springs School District launches an in-house culinary program

As long ago MSHS student, I find it ironic that the cooking portions of the old home economics courses are being revived as culinary arts. So many of our "old-time" great programs in schools have been cut to satisfy the standards movement in education (art, music, shop courses, mechanics courses, cooking, sewing, etc.) that today's students have great deficits in these areas of life long learning. While some kids pursued the community college opportunities offered at high schools, too many others were left to languish in the educational academic "everyone should go to college" land for the last three decades. It's great to see my alma mater getting back into the game and seeing it redevelop/reimagine some of the courses that were lost. BTW, I was part of a freshman boy group in the mid 70's who all thought it would be fun to take home ec. Many of the things discussed in the article were a part of that class, and I for one have always been grateful for the lessons in cooking, sewing, nutrition, etc. I still have tucked away in a box somewhere the shirt I made and every holiday I become the master of all things that require yeast. Mmmmmmmm!

Finally, may I suggest that MSHS not limit the courses to seniors - an earlier start in an elective like this can make a world of difference for a student.

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Posted by Brian Ridpath on 06/23/2016 at 8:21 AM

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