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Dorian Lewis 04/Mathis 1002 (DL20694)
Wed, 28 Feb 1996 09:07:06 -0600 (CST)

Hello again. I feel something has to be brought up
concerning email here. This morning I had the surprise of
reading my email and receiving a response from another
subscriber that can only be summed up as being rude
and uncalled for. I will not divulge the name of this
person(s) because that would only give them a pedestal
to stand on in their baseless criticism. Their letter
went like this:
How much searching in the extensive, very extensive
art education literature have you done? Have you contacted
any of your collegues in your state art education
association? where did you get your teaching certificate
and what did they teach you? the interest isn't an
excuse for you to sit and wait for others to do your
BASIC investigations.

Well, I suppose every time I pose a question or make
a statement here I will have to include an introduction
of some sorts. If the sender of this mail doesn't recall,
I am part of a program at Southwest Texas State University
in which our professor has introduced us to Artsednet
program. No, I don't have a teaching certificate yet,
but the reason I am asking these questions is to help me
get some answers to (I feel) legitimate questions. No,
I don't solely use the Artsednet to come up with my
answers; I utilize many different sources (I am a
free-thinking individual - this is why we all go to
college, isn't it?). Your reply is discouraging to
the many student teachers who are just getting their
feet wet; it made me wonder if there is a general
scorn for new teachers and their "green-earedness" in the
teaching profession although this is probably an isolated
Enough of my ranting and raving. If my questions
have made or make the subscribers to this wonderful
RESOURCE angry, then perhaps I should retract my
questions and not pose any more until I have an
extremely profound question to ask. I thank you
for your time.

Dorian Lewis