I have reread your post a dozen times, looking for something I can relate
to. I haven't found anything, but I would never ask you not to post just
because I'm not interested in what you have to say. It's hard to imagine
anyone expecting to have their needs met by every message posted. And
yes, I think you were harsh on those with whom you disagree. I'm sorry
if you are in distress, but I don't think offending your colleagues helps
anyone. I am in awe of what most of my peers manage to do with few
resources and little support.
On Sun, 29 Jun 1997, Kenneth L. Poos wrote:
> I agree with Robert Beeching on what he wrote on Sat., 28 Jun 1997
> I have been on this list serv for about 6 months and I have also read
> genuine concerns and suggestions on ART EDUCATION ISSUES, and there are
> entries that should be served through individual Email because you DO
> take up VALUABLE SPACE .
> I love the exchange of ideas with other art teachers which are VERY
> helpful to me at my job and things that I can USE.
> I too HATE to wade through what I also call 'junk" mail which has
> little to do DIRECTLY with educational concerns.
> Yes, Art education is in crisis and we need to find solutions through
> this page and not just pontificate.
> We DON'T need philosophers and chefs to vent their nonsense. You SHOULD
> consider your own "web" page, half the time I don't even read what you
> say because it doesn't concern Art Education.
> I am an ART teacher, concerned with education, I want and NEED ideas
> not a philosophy.
> I'm glad you said something Robert about what was going on and what
> needs to be on this page. I AGREE with you 100%.
> Deborah- I for one WANT to hear about the state of art education today,
> it's VERY important to me as a teacher. If you want sweet elixir try
> another web sight.
> Rosa- Art education is not in a crisis because we are not philosophers,
> we then would be teaching philosophy. I for one am NOT a philosopher.
> You can talk and talk and not get any where, just stating your ideas.
> This does NOT help me in Art Education!!!!!!!!!!!!!
> Margaret- I HATE this light-hearted "junk" Its just a waste of time. I
> NEED ideas. The state is coming down hard for the "P&E's". we need some
> ideas on this matter not some philosophy which won't get us any where.
> I don't think that Robert's post has an UGLY tone of censorship in it
> at all, he is just stating his opinion which I agree with, so don't
> ruffle your feathers. I enjoy this web sight but alot of things written
> do not have too much bearing on what is needed in Art Education.
> Carla in LA.
> Get serious-!!! Do you think this is a joke?? Art Education IS in
> crisis throughout the states. We DO need solutions for teacher training
> at the univeristy level AND a scope and sequence approach to the
> teaching of art "principles" and "elements"
> I too do NOT think this page was designed for home-spun philosophers
> but for people who are concerned with Art Education. We need
> suggestions on ART EDUCATION ISSUES. I want to exchange ideas with other
> art educators on pressing issues which affect our profession
> Sandra Poos
> Cahokia Dist.#187
> Cahokia, Ill. 62249
> 27 yrs.