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Middle School teachers!!

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gregjuli_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Thu Aug 16 2001 - 16:34:56 PDT


I'm putting out a plea to middle school teachers ( or any teachers) again (
gosh was it something I said, or where you all on vacation?) Very soon I will
be in a heavy debate with our administration and teachers whether we should
have the "specials" go to electives. Currently all 6th,7th and 8th graders get
art every year. Their focus is on the doing electives for the 8th grade. The
music department really wants this so they force kids to decide between Honors
Art and Band or Chorus. Where do I begin?? Should I fight to keep art for all
8th graders? Maybe electives aren't so bad? ...I never worked under that
set-up before. Do I gather all the resources I can find to support all 8th gr
having art? And what about that music dept.? I've only heard form Patti and
Judy N when I posted a couple of weeks ago? Any thoughts appreciated. I want
to be prepared when I meet with everyone.

MaryB

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