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Mary Tapia (tapia.us)
Thu, 30 Jan 1997 17:15:45 -0600 (CST)


Artsednet members tune into this. Your voice is needed. Read on....
>>EDUCATION WEEK REPORTS ON NATIONWIDE EDUCATION REFORM- OMITS THE ARTS
>>
>>We received the information below via EMAIL:
>>
>>--
>>
>>"The on-line version of Education Week has a special report on the
>>Quality of
>>Education state by state and the reform movement, which includes moving
>>forward with standards. Once again the assessment of how well states are
>>doing in reforming education and improving student achievement has
>>neglected to include the arts (or foreign language or
>>technology/workplace
>>skills).
>>
>>It would have been very simple for the report to include all nine areas
>>of
>>Goal 3 from the Goals 2000 document and take data relating to the arts
>>from
>>the recently published document by NAEA "Status of Arts Assessment in
>>the
>>States" under the direction of Dr. Larry Peeno, the Fine Arts Consultant
>>from Missouri. I think that the first step to reform is looking at what
>>counts as core curriculum.
>>
>>This discussion group has addressed a similar issue a few months back
>>and
>>it might be worth the effort to restate those wonderful comments to this
>>organization."
>>--
>>
>>AMC has investigated this issue with Education Week and we are disturbed
>>by what we have learned:
>>
>>-We were informed that Education Week would only report on what they
>>believed to be the "Core" subjects instead of the core subjects as
>>defined by Goals 2000. This means they are no longer reporting on
>>education but injecting their opinion about education into their
>>reporting.
>>
>>-They also stated Education Week contacted various arts education
>>organizations to request information but received nothing. AMC records
>>show the editors receiving our Special Report on Standards
>>Implementation in September. The editors told us this information would
>>be included in their special report in January.
>>
>>No matter how you look at it there is something wrong with Education
>>Week's reporting. It is also clear they are trying to cover over their
>>mistake by claiming they received no input.If the arts are to ever have
>>fair treatment in this popular paper it is time to let our voices be
>>heard.
>>
>>We urge you to send Letters to the editor via EMAIL to:
>>
>>ewletter
>>
>>Send early. Send often!
>>
>>You may view the report at:
>>Education Week: "Quality Counts" Special Report
>>http://www.edweek.org/qc/