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Re: elementary generalists and art specialists

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carla harwitt (
Tue, 21 Jan 1997 22:42:36 -0800 (PST)

Here, here! When my son (now 13) was in 2nd grade, he used to love to draw
pen-and-ink style drawings that were very detailed, with a lot going in
including visual puns (such as fish with people heads - he told me they
were "doll-fins" - get it, dophins?). And what did his elementary school
teacher have to say about this unusual expression? "Your son doesn't use
color like the other children, so I can't give him a good grade in art." I
still get angry when I remember that!

On Tue, 21 Jan 1997, Sandra Hildreth wrote:

... What I mean is a general tendency to like and praise
> things that look nice, or cute, or neat (as opposed to unique, different,
> unusual)...