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Retta in Kansas
At 12:51 PM 4/25/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Do other art teachers out there have to fight for equality each year
>when scheduling comes around????? Isnt there any standards that state
>how may students can be in the art room at once? (my school is talking
>about doubling the kindergarten classes for art and music, 45 kids and
>they will generously give us a para for that 30 mins...) I absolutely
>LOVE teaching art but with all this crap year after year Im about ready
>to say forget it!!!! We have over 1000 kids, and have tracks so that
>luckily Im not teaching 1000 kids each week, just 850 or so! but I cant
>do any more!!! I already have 7 classes a day!! elementary, 30min for
>kin, 45 mins for the rest. Next year we are adding at least 4 maybe 5
>more units!!! HELP!! I need some standards to slow this psyco people
>down before a break! They dont want to go to 6 day rotation because "
>The classroom teachers wont remember when they have their art and
>music." thats the excuse they gave me!
>ANY ideas at ALL, PLease Help!!!