The Polemic Issue 3, 20 November 1991, p. 1

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Edit id icid Meet your prehistoric American - Russian : ot pi predecessors experience gets personal page page 10 Pages 6-7 Issue 3 published by the students of Alpena Community College November 20, 1991 Russian teacher gives her — impressions of U.S. education by Joe McKenna Staff Writer ACC in brief Board of Trustees meet. the Russian high school level. The strengths of the Soviet schools lie in discipline and Northern Michigan schools theory. She quickly reminded me have some very unusual visitors. that the llth grade mathematic i ‘them is Ms. Tatyana curriculum here at Alpena High Gorskya-Belova, a Russian teacher School was completed five years from Moscow, who is teaching earlier by the Russian students. 0 introduction to psychology classes "Maybe Americans could learn 1992 Dodge 3/4 ton pickup (fro: at Alpena High School. _fromus, too,” she stated. it y Gorskya-Belova is part of a Overall Gorskya-Belova has seven teacher, fourteen student a very favorable impression of Russian__contingency _that__is America and its schools. She in the halls here,” she cited as” an example. She went on to explain that, *this is probably See Russians on pag area 1001s ss Alpena, Alcona, Onaway, and Rogers City. The exchange is led by Russian Principal Sergei donor, call the Volunteer Cae at} ext. 271, and the staff will match you with a person on the list. Gifts must be received by the} Volunteer Center no later tha 4:30pm Monday, December 9. LBI awarded ymeramcev. ‘Gorskya-Belova teaches at the Moscow Classical Lyceum, where she holds classes in geography and psychology. Although the West often refers to the Lyceums as Russia’s talented and gifted A group of_— students program, Gorskya-Belova insists representing ACC and the Huron that the Lyceums are geared forthe _ Shores campus took part in an average Muscovite high school ~ economic conference sponsored by student.” the Economic Club of Detroit When asked for acomparison, (ECD) at Cobo Hall last week. Gorskya-Belova has nothing but The November 12th praise for both our educational a ee a private and their Russian and session tween the eae eee and by Rich Spicer News Editor quick to point out the differences between the two. Russian schools: are much more oriented to theory, while American schools are very lucky and fortunate to have “hands on’ for William C. — Rosenberg, Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Topics discussed included Donald Newport “for his dedication to our students.” Instructor takes 2nd classes,” she explained. the market for pollution rights and Gorskya-Belova stated that she was Coles auto fuel efficiency impressed by our many Vo-Tech programs, like Nursing, and Auto eo that, the group Mechanics, and the extent of attended a luncheon where former Chemistry and Biology labs. She — General Motors i and feels that Russian schools have a lot to learn in this area, since there spoke. is a dearth of similar programs at ‘appointed director of the Michigan Thomas E. Kiernan, Chief of Staff : THOT in the written 1 by Tatyana Belova, Russian: teacher a participant in the cross cultural exchange program based locally. Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Roland Harmes discussed the recent restructuring of that organization. According to ACC economics instructor David Eger, who travelled with the group, Harmes described the ”new” DNR as ”more structured and more powerful .. . streamlined with an emphasis on Michigan environmental policy.” After Harmes, Kiernan spoke to the 800 attendees on the subject of ”The New Clean Air Act: All _ Aboard the Clean Air Bus.” Eger said Kiernan, who worked with Rosenberg on the Clean Air pe spoke of “allowances. for a dioxide emissions” so "higher luting firms must re the level of pollution or must buy fights to pollute” from lower polluting firms. _ Eger explained that the Clean amendments detailed by Kiernan “at least theoretically” result in “the maximum pollution reduction at a minimum cost... a College group travels downstate to economic — competitive market . . . a major, major, breakthrough.” Following the fone the group was invited to the Air, Water and Waste Technologies 91 Exposition where they were shown the latest in environmental. technology, with representatives from over 55 companies on hand. Eger said that he found the experience very rewarding. ”At the start of the day we had nine people who didn’t know each other and by. the end of the day there were people involved in one-on-one conversations with a lot of enthusiasm.” The trip was made possible by General Telephone and Electric (GTE), who purchased the tickets to the presentation. David Alger, GTE Public Affairs Manager, joined Eger for the trip, along with. ACC students Patti Clark, Patrick — Green, Janie Mouser, Alphonso Williams and Traci Zielaskowski. Huron Shores students who attended were Danielle Ballard, Rob Bejesky, and Denise Wilson.

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