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Arts magnet Schools

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Nalin (nalin)
Sat, 25 Jan 1997 20:07:27 -0700 (MST)


Today I attended the Arizona Art Education Association Council meeting. We
had a good discuss about the positive and negative effects of districts
adopting the magnet school concepts for the arts.

My daughter attends the Fine Arts/Science & Technology Magnet School of
about 2500 students here in Tucson. There are four visual art teachers,
and two photo teachers. The photo teacher has a budget of $3000 which was
cut from last year's $20,000. The newly built facilities on the third floor
are beautiful.

In the same district at a school only four miles away, there is one art
teacher and I think a photo teacher for about 1600. Her budget is about
$300 a year. Her room is in the basement in a very dismal building.

What are the advantage of having fine arts magnet schools? Do the
students, not attending a magnet school, suffer any consequences? This
association is doing some research in order to develop a position paper on
this topic before the next fall conference.

If you have some comments or experiences on this tipic, I'd appreciate your
insights.

Lorena Nalin
nalin
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Elementary Art Specialist
at Los Ranchitos School
Tucson, AZ
&
President of the Arizona Art Education Association


  • Maybe reply: EVasso: "Re: Arts magnet Schools"
  • Maybe reply: Nalin: "Re: Arts magnet Schools"
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