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Art has long been a dumping ground for counselors to use when the student
struggles or is without direction. I have had many successes with these
types of students and they can point to these successes and reassure
themselves that they did the right thing.
I will not reduce the standards for my class and the grades earned are not
just for showing up. They work hard for an "A" and will be the first to tell
you so. If we can have a program that will be a creative outlet for some of
these lost students, then good. But don't let the quality for an "A "go down
because then They will think of it as easy and not important.
I have traditionally had many students who are in the top 10% of the
graduating class (high school) and many class officers. They are there
because I challenge them mentally and with involved art projects that they
can be proud of.
We can't stop the counselors but we can keep our on reputation high by not
compromising the quality of the instruction.
San Jose CA
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