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Thumbs - Our high country lowdown on the news - August 24, 2012

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By Optic Editorial Board

THUMBS DOWN! AT IT AGAIN. Once again, Mora Independent School District Superintendent Thomas Garcia has stirred up a hornets nest, this time by taking action against the district’s music teacher Joaquin Maestas-Manuel, by suspending him for six weeks for vague reasons. The action has outraged parents, who consider this a personal vindetta rather than a legitimate problem.
The real victims here, of course, are the students who are starting out the school year with a substitute teacher overseeing the watching of DVDs and other mindless classroom activities.


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