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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

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

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