> Still I feel with all the empahsis on testing that we are in
> another Dark Ages for the arts. The emphasis is more on the tested
> areas, and that is totally understandable when EVERYONE's jobs ride
> on those scores. Even society does not value the arts the way they
> once did in my opinion. Funding for everyone is getting very tight.
The value of the living arts will always decline in times of war. It
almost seems as though the one cancels out the other as may be read
in art history.