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Re: finally legit

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croberts (b2w6w4kn)
Sat, 11 Apr 1998 08:22:17 -0400


Lynda, good for you!

If WE don't think our subject area is important enough to stand up for "our
rights"...than how can we expect others to.

Carolyn Roberts
E. B. Frink Middle School
Kinston, NC

>Hi everyone,
>
>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!
>
>Lynda
>