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re: arts (was Re: Blue Skies, nothin' but blue skies...)

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Becky Alexander (Bekalex)
Sat, 15 Mar 1997 08:17:05 -0800

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I, for one, very much enjoy this list. But it serves a wide variety of
needs for a wide variety of subscribers. I sense that John would rather
read the political issues which I usually delete. (g) I prefer to find a
good recipe for paper mache, a new insight into blue skies and some thought
provoking cultural context discussion. Granted, the spelling and dress code
subjects were unusual but I got a chuckle, actually. :)

As I said, I do delete some topics, but I haven't found it necessary to
berate the writers or readers of those topics. They have their place. I'm
just not real interested.

I'm not usually interested in every article in a given magazine. But my
flipping by several without reading them doesn't make the magazine a waste
of time or money. I sometimes buy a magazine for the one article which
interests me and if I read 2 or 3 that's a plus. Same here. If I read
nothing I probably wouldn't susbscribe again.


>Carla writes...
>So if you don't like the "level" of the conversation you see on here,
>where's your substantive contribution?
>--Carla in LA
>Dearest Carla and everyone else,
>If, like the rest of this group, I felt that every damn question that
>came to my mind was worth posting, then I would. Until this time however
>I will post something when I feel there is something worth posting. So
>far, in the last three months, I have read few things that any
>intellegent human being could possibly find interesting or worthwhile.
>No, let me rephrase that, ...There are quite a few interesting subjects
>posted. Unfortunately, there are also a tremendous amount of assinine
>things posted which do nothing for anyone. What's further aggravating is
>that these inane topics get discussed for days on in until the issue
>gets so old it is pathetic! It is worse than beating a dead horse!
>I will gladly post topics that are worthy of the intellegence of this
>group when I see the need. Perhaps I should ask if anyone has a good
>recipe for Papier Mache? Our maybe, "How do I marbleize?" Please! With
>most of us being subjected to increasing class sizes, decreasing
>budgets, non-supportive administrations, antiquated equipment (with no
>possible renewals in sight), etc. Do you really think it is important
>that we discuss, for days and days, the dress codes of student teachers,
>whether or not proper spelling is important online, and why the sky is
>painted with a band of blue in elementary works?!
>P L E A S E !!!!! Think before you post!
>John R. Tate
>Brien McMahon High School
>Norwalk, CT.

We are all teachers...teach only love. :)

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