I remember a while ago, a discussion on graffiti. Taggers are now
killing people that try to stop them. I may be the only conservative
art teacher in America..but at the time, I said graffiti is not to be
admired and elevated to art. It's a crime, and giving crime a 'pass'
only allows it to grow; hence the fact that many are embolden to kill
those that try and stop them.
Here's someone more articulate on the subject.
From: Judy Decker [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 8:10 AM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] New York Times - FREE online - good
Greetings Art Educators,
I thought I would remind you of the great resource New York Times can
be (for those of you who like to bring in current events/news). The
headlines come to your email account every morning.
I am still reading the lists - just not "talking" as much.
I have been busy this summer helping my son with his house (in
Elsmere, Kentucky - just south of Cincinnati) - painting and stripping
wallpaper. I have one small bathroom left to do. I banged my head
pretty good at the end of July and now have minor vision problems - so
it isn't easy to type.
For you newcomers, I used to talk about my son, Matt, all the time on
the list. I didn't really enjoy middle school until my own son became
middle school age. From then on, middle school was my favorite level
to teach. Matt went on to major in mechanical engineering at Ohio
University and now works for Toyota in Erlanger, Kentucky (right along
the side of the guys who went to the big name engineering schools).
Hope you all have a wonderful 2008/2009 school year.
Enjoy what you do! Those of you who have been placed in difficult
situations, remember there are many out looking for a job. Make the
best of it. Maybe it will be temporary? Hopefully we will see a change
in 2009. Your votes are very important! I am retired now, so have the
time to volunteer for the Obama campaign. I have been working the
phone lines and will be going door to door soon.