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prep time and grad requirements

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K.L.Newman (newmank)
Fri, 30 Jul 1999 15:23:12 -0400


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Hi
I am responding to the Texas need for more art educators. I have been =
in art education for the last seven years and am increasingly frustrated =
by the emphasis of academic to the detriment of the arts as an important =
subject area. I believe academics are important but also believe the =
emphasis is sometimes a bit over done. Therefore, I welcome the idea =
that art is a requirement for graduation. I think many art educators =
have been turned away from the field because of no support from other =
educators and from the public. If we have a shortage in art teachers =
perhaps this will be a wake up call for more emphasis in the arts and =
humanities. We all know the positive benefits of an art education, I =
have frequently read this sites eloquent pleas for more support and =
understanding. I believe we need more art specialists to teach art and =
advocate art education. If a district or state chooses to require art =
for graduation, I believe this is one giant leap in favor of art =
education.
Those of you concerned with art planning time. I believe it is the =
norm not to have adequate prep time. I have come to the conclusion that =
our hands are tied in this issue unless you have a large art staff. I =
do not. I have no planning times and a 30 minute lunch with duty =
everyday except on travel days. I continue to moan and groan to =
administration. I have been told my planning is the last 30 minutes of =
the day ( Usually when I have to attend meetings) Oh Well

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Hi
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  Those of you concerned with = art planning=20 time.  I believe it is the norm not to have adequate prep = time.  I=20 have come to the conclusion that our hands are tied in this issue unless = you=20 have a large art staff.  I do not.  I have no planning times = and a 30=20 minute lunch with duty everyday except on travel days.  I continue = to moan=20 and groan to administration. I have been told my planning is the last 30 = minutes=20 of the day ( Usually when I have to attend meetings) Oh=20 Well
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