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Re: [teacherartexchange] Letter to the Editor

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From: Emanuel Cooper Jr. (euphrates3_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Feb 02 2007 - 10:08:39 PST


Thank you for speaking out Woody

Emanuel

--- Woody Duncan <woodyduncan@comcast.net> wrote:

> Letter to the Editor
>
> This mornings Albuquerque Journal printed my letter
> concerning our
> congresswoman's support of
> NEA funds going to school districts so they could
> have art and music
> programs.
>
> Get Local Funds for Arts, Music
> REP. HEATHER Wilson's support of art and music
> programs in all
> the schools is laudable. As a retired middle school
> art teacher, I
> strongly support her objective. Art and music
> programs are very
> important.
> But states and school districts should be
> funding those needed
> programs, not the national government. The funds
> allotted to the
> National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) should not be
> used to pay
> salaries for art and music teachers.
> A much better use of NEA funds is for
> enrichment activities to
> support the art programs in the schools. NEA funds
> could be paying
> for museum visits, artists in residence, visiting
> dancers and
> musicians. Federal funding comes and goes.
> Our schools need a local long-term commitment
> to quality art
> programs. The NEA funds would be better used to
> support those
> programs, not fund them.
> WOODY DUNCAN
> Albuquerque
>
> Woody Duncan woodyduncan@comcast.net
>
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