> From: PurpleArt
> To: artsednet.edu
> Subject: Al Gore & Art Ed.
> Date: Monday, March 22, 1999 8:12 PM
> Dear Friends, thought this might make your day like it did mine! Today
> President Al Gore visited my city, Sioux Falls, SD. I was selected to be
> of 14 teachers (there are 1,000+ teachers here in town) allowed to visit
> Gore at a round table discussion. What an honor! Anyway, we each were
> allowed a few minutes to speak to Gore, and he was a very good listener.
> I introduced myself as an art teacher, he smiled really big and
> "Wow! Art was one of my very favorite subjects when I was young!" I
> "So, I really hope that you will consider art to be a priorty in the
> Gore replied, "Absolutely, the arts are definitely a priority." And so,
> continues to be a glimmer of hope... :-)
> Lisa Brunick, Sioux Falls, SD -- Elementary Art Educator