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In K-12 art teaching the horrendous scheduling and lack of serious
studio facilities made it very difficult to produce work in any
meaningful way. In K-12 art education, teaching and the output of
my students was nearly everything. At the university level i teach
what i do in studio. My studios are professionally equipped and much
of my teaching, beyond coverage of basics, involves taking students
along creative paths i now travel. Additionally, my raises and
professional evaluations depend, in great part, on my "creative and
scholarly work", aka: art production. Teaching is obviously important
but creative output recognized by my peers is hyercritical to
I can't see two careers here as much as differences between what is
expected at different levels in art education.