a question - if you have time1. apathy (it seems harder to find kids who are genuinely passionate about anything).
2. cheating and or/doing the least amount of work necessary. I miss the students who wouldn't settle for the minimum.
3. emphasis put on tests (state, national, local). I am someone who believes in learning for learning's sake, and that is to say, I love to learn, and never stop....not because I will be tested, but because I am excited about learning...tests are just necessary milestones, but to some, they are the end all and be all of what and why they learn...after the test, they stop learning..no excitement, no passion.
San D-Teacher of Gifted Students, and Advanced Art Students on the high school level
----- Original Message -----
From: Patricia Knott
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 7:54 PM
Subject: a question - if you have time
I'm a grad class right now - Issues in Education -so far it's been 16 hours of special ed concerns.
I have an assignment to interview a teacher, an administrator , and a school board member about one question. I have made contacts to these people but I thought it would be an interesting question to pose to this list. If you choose to answer all concerns will be anonymous.
You can answer as a teacher or an art teacher
What do you see as the three most pressing issues facing schools now or in the future?
Thanks for your help,
BTW I love all the back and forth on the "fear" I posted about the Florida proposal
> Pity the poor world if everyone gets a good basic education
> and then has to live a life without value, without art.