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"We can't stop the counselors but we can keep our on reputation high by not
compromising the quality of the instruction." Ken Schwab
I agree. Some top students are even a little troubled about taking art for
fear of threatening their GPA. They know how to get A's in a class that
has a text and where "right" is black or white, but are often worried about
a class with no right answers, where the answers come from within. They are
insecure in "right-brain" land.
My school also has an "All-Work" policy. Every assignment must be turned
in to pass. It has a tendency to eliminate D's as once all the work is in,
a student will usually earn a C, while the student missing assignments
fails. In my art room, this makes every assignment serious. After all, if
a job is worth doing, it is imperative to finish. Your hairdresser doesn't
get paid for 90% of a haircut. The roofer doesn't get to finish "most" of
your roof. Credit in class follows doing all the work. It is training for
the real world.
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