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Re: Fw: creationism vs. evolutionism

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wduncan (wduncan)
Sat, 14 Aug 1999 16:38:14 -0500

> Then when the "new
> methods" don't work, they increase the course load in the "important"
> subjects and decrease the courses in the very subjects that naturally provide
> students with the very problem solving learning that they need. The
> rationale? Well, they are not learning the English or Math. So of course it
> is not how they are teaching. The teachers are using all the "new stuff". So?
> The students just need to take more Math, English, etc. Then the students are
> required to use their electives to take more of the core subjects. And of
> course their just isn't room for them to take art or music or theater or
> dance. They've got to go to college!
> Yuck!
> Reatha

I see this happening in my own district, which has a long history of support for
visual arts and music.
We are going through a district wide reform effort with a major effort on
reading and math. Part of the
reform includes a shift to site based management. In two middle schools they
(the site) decided to deliver
the art program without an art teacher. We've protested, petitioned, spoken at
public forums, etc. but it's just like Reatha says they seem bent on pushing
more of the same rather than teach differently.
We hope to turn it around later, but for now the kids will suffer.
Woody in KC


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