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I just have to share my euphoria. I have been trying for many months to get
my school to buy videos and other supportive stuff for my art classes. Up
until now I have been buying everything I needed except paper and crayons,
etc. out of my own pocket. EVERYTHING seemed to get lost on the desk of the
principal. But I just found that the office ordered more than $3000 worth
of videos and art related stuff that I had earmarked in several catalogues.
After 4 years, I feel they have finally decided that the art classes are
important, not a baby-sitting service. You don't know (or maybe you do) how
good this feels! Plus I had the coordinator come to me and tell me that
they again needed me to rove because they needed my room for testing, and I
said, no, I had planned classes that I need my prints and other things in
the room for (I still don't have a sink or water, but I'm working on a
different room change sometime in the summer)and they said ok, they'll find
another place. Boy, do I feel powerful! I know it won't last, but it sure
is nice at the moment.
I know a lot of you don't have the problem that we have in California,
where art is still not considered important. But the atmosphere is
changing, and with a "thank goodness" in my soul!
So, anyway, I am so happy that the educational thought process is
readjusting that art is important!