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On Mon, 3 Jun
1996, Kathleen McCrea wrote:
> Next year our high school is starting the School to Work
> program. Apparently this program is in existence in California and
> other places already. I am interested in knowing whether or not anyone
> out there has had experience in the effects of School to Work on the art
> program in their schools. Our school plans to have all subject matter
> divided into four "clusters" which essentially will be similar to
> majors. For next year only the Business cluster will be in operation.
> Students will pick their "cluster" (major?) in the 8th grade. We will be
> under Communications and Fine Arts; other clusters are Business,
> Engineering and Technical, and Health and Human Services. We have been
> told directly that "all learning should be related to work!" I need help
> on survival; I want to make sure fine arts are still around when the
> next program/phase/trend comes around.
> Kathleen McCrea
> Wichita, Kansas