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Re: Clinton's speech

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betti longinotti (p-lstudio)
Sun, 9 Feb 1997 17:02:26 -0500

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Sorry Fred! Despite your reservations, concerns, and dispute, I still
contend that National Standards for students and teachers are a good
thing. I do not think that portfolio or performance assessment is a
"test", in the sense of what the word test connotes. I think
educational reform within this plan of National Standards will benefit
student learning and teacher performance. Yes. I agree that local and
state initiatives need to also ensure student and teacher success, but I
think that this can happen by embracing these national standards which
are based on sound educational practice. The standards are benchmarks
for success, something to aspire to and reach for. I do not think they
are beyond what we are and should be able to achieve.
I do not think I am following a national agenda blindly, I have done
alot of soul searching over these issues over the past two years.
The bottom line is that the Arts are part of these National Standards,
and will help in advocating the importance and credibility of arts
education nationwide, in every classroom K-12. For me, Yes...that is

Yours in Art & Life,
Betti L.

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