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trash question

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Sandra Rees (sandra)
Fri, 27 Feb 1998 18:31:59 -0500


At the School Board meeting last night, there was brief discussion about
all schools (4) getting rid of used books etc. at the same time.

Just now I'm thinking, aren't there schools in the U.S. or overseas that
could use these materials? Presently, I have no clue to details of
books etc., but last year I was in the High School during post planning
days, and rescued a few books from trash cans. And I mean trash cans
full of text book series, odd books of plays, language etc. If I had a
barn, I would have them, now... oh yea, and our School Board is
autioning off a barn too. What a crime, on the new High School
property, super mountain views. Art is in all phases of teaching and
wouldn't this be a "great project" and fantastic space if we were
forward thinking instead of "trash it" thinking?

There is so much work to do.

This is not an "art issue", but perhaps someone out there can lead me to
web site and/or address that I can share with my school system, to give
these items away to someone who needs them.

Moral money question? Why is it that my college texts cost me $45 - $75
each, and we are still handing out expensive text books to children who
cram them into lockers, bindings breaking on the floor? In addition,
children carry too heavy loads in their back packs - and recently
someone told me there is research that documents we are injuring their

Just curious, if any of you as parents, teachers, recycle experts are
allready doing something about this.

Though not an "active art issue", in my philosophy this is an "art in
life" issue.

ideas, comments welcomed.

thank you,
Sandra Rees

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