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If WE don't think our subject area is important enough to stand up for "our
rights"...than how can we expect others to.
E. B. Frink Middle School
>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!