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Lesson Plans


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Betty Bowen (
Fri, 19 Feb 1999 10:30:08 -0600

An independent school district on the edge of OKC just this week eliminated
all its "electives" - Tuesday morning they just "let go" their art, vocal
music, home ec, computer/tech, PE, & wood shop teachers. They'll finish the
year. They also cancelled all away games and next year plan to have no
sports. One teacher had been there 18 years. They would have let go the
Spanish teacher, but language is now a state requirement so they couldn't.
They'll just pay the "no art" fine. The news media is focusing on the "no
sports" issue.

There was no warning. The special ed teacher (still employed for now) is a
family friend and came to dinner that night (my dad's 83rd birthday) and she
said the way she found out was that her kids came to class asking if she'd
been fired.

So, one more art teacher on the market.