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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