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> I find myself having to respond to San D's response to Elizabeth Paul.
> I have great difficulty in the rationale expressed that a specialist is
> required as "art teacher" at the elementary level. It seems to me that
> elementary teachers are generally NOT specialists in Mathematics, English,
> Social Studies OR Art OR Music OR Drama, or anything else. They are in
> fact"generalists." This , of course chanfges at the secondary level, where
> specialists are essential.
It seems obvious, but for art, music, p.e. etc. we all use equipment that
is better utilized by many classes rather than being duplicated in
purchases by all teachers and classrooms at the school. We are classes
that cannot be textbook only.