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Charlene wrote from Georgia,
"Just for your information -- Richmond and Columbia Counties, in =
for the last nine years used artist specialists in the schools. These=20
specialists have no way of achieving certification without leaving the=20
area...grades and test scores, as well as discipline problems have seen=20
dramatic positive changes as a result of these artist specialists in =
drama, visual art and music.
Now the school boards have decided to hire only certified teachers (a=20
background in art is not necessary) for artist specialists...a friend=20
described it to me as "teachers with a hobby." How far we've come, and =
little we've learned.
Happy in our ignorance, we tend to recycle like clockwork where the =
blind keep leading the blind. Change comes slowly, but i eventually =
Waiting for the dam to break.
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