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Re: art, drama

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Ann Carolan (
Tue, 09 Feb 1999 15:24:23 +0000

THIS IS WHAT MYSTIFIES ME THE MOST! For 2 years we've tried to work
collaboratively. I did his 1st set, directed the painting, gave him my
art students, etc. We got in mucho trouble last year because the kids
were pretty uinsupervised. So this year I've had to tighten up the ship
and so has he. We can't let kids work unsupervised so I haven't done
much to help unless he's able to be there. I gave him several of my best
students last quarter just before the play for about 2 weeks to finish
up his sets. They worked hard and because he had 1st hour free, he was
able to supervise them. Now this semester he treated me like dirt, went
to the PRINCIPAL, set up an extra class, took 8 of my students, (2 I
refused to go, the others just didn't come to class so I couldn't do
much about it), then acted like oh, we can still work together after (I
treated you like dirt ) I can't even look him in the eye I'm so mad. I
was warned last year by other teachers that he wasn't a team player so I
can't even get sympathy from them. They just shrug their shoulders and
say "told you so." GRRRRRRRR

I've thought of going to the Superintendent but I'm well aware that
would result in repercussions, maybe even a worse situation. I feel like
I'm between a rock and a hard place with no where to turn. The State of
Michigan has no Middle School Art requirement that I know of And all the
other elective teachers give credit, no credit, so they didn't care if
the kids were pulled. Now those kids won't get art at all just drama.
They are talented and would really benefit from 1 semester of both. He
just doesn't care. He said "I'm just glad their getting what they want,
to be in drama which is a fine art credit". Yeh and the other 2 quarters
they'll get gym and computers. Now that I think about it what we really
need is a 2 hour block for fine arts, but Who's listening? We've talked
about it but nobody gets it.
ann c.