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April 11, 1999 | MICHAEL LUO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 26 nondescript boxes, sandwiched in a Santa Ana garage between an aging washing machine and an oversized bag of weedkiller, may be the most closely guarded items in all of Orange County. "They are under my watchful eye," said Judy Combs, in whose garage the boxes sit. "They will be until Wednesday morning." Combs is the California director of the U.S. Academic Decathlon. The boxes hold the questions for the national competition, which is being held this year in Orange County.
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April 12, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of the top coaches in California are leading a protest against the national academic decathlon organization, charging that recent changes are tarnishing the nation's premier high school academic competition. Exasperated coaches say study guides are riddled with errors, cost too much money and encourage memorization rather than critical thinking. Yet teams feel obligated to buy the guides because the tests are based on them.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of the top coaches in California are leading a protest against the national academic decathlon organization, charging that recent changes are tarnishing the nation's premier high school academic competition. Exasperated coaches say study guides are riddled with errors, cost too much money and encourage memorization rather than critical thinking. Yet teams feel obligated to buy the guides because the tests are based on them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of California's top academic decathlon coaches are leading a protest against the contest's national organizers, charging that recent changes are tarnishing the nation's premier high school academic competition. Coaches say study guides sold by the U.S. Academic Decathlon are riddled with errors, cost too much money and encourage memorization rather than critical thinking. Yet teams feel obligated to buy the guides because the tests are based on them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2000 | ANNA GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some of California's top academic decathlon coaches are leading a protest against the contest's national organizers, charging that recent changes are tarnishing the nation's premier high school academic competition. Coaches say study guides sold by the U.S. Academic Decathlon are riddled with errors, cost too much money and encourage memorization rather than critical thinking. Yet teams feel obligated to buy the guides because the tests are based on them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1999 | MICHAEL LUO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The 26 nondescript boxes, sandwiched in a Santa Ana garage between an aging washing machine and an oversized bag of weedkiller, may be the most closely guarded items in all of Orange County. "They are under my watchful eye," said Judy Combs, in whose garage the boxes sit. "They will be until Wednesday morning." Combs is the California director of the U.S. Academic Decathlon. The boxes hold the questions for the national competition, which is being held this year in Orange County.
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