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Re: Al Gore & Art Ed.

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John & Sandra Barrick (astroboy)
Tue, 23 Mar 1999 13:29:40 -0500

PurpleArt wrote:
> Dear Friends, thought this might make your day like it did mine! Today Vice-
> President Al Gore visited my city, Sioux Falls, SD. I was selected to be one
> of 14 teachers (there are 1,000+ teachers here in town) allowed to visit with
> 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. When
> I introduced myself as an art teacher, he smiled really big and exclaimed,
> "Wow! Art was one of my very favorite subjects when I was young!" I said,
> "So, I really hope that you will consider art to be a priorty in the future."
> Gore replied, "Absolutely, the arts are definitely a priority." And so, there
> continues to be a glimmer of hope... :-)
> Lisa Brunick, Sioux Falls, SD -- Elementary Art Educator

About a year ago Gore visited Getty and posted a message on our
group. Of course that was California time and I believe people
responded after he was through visiting- he did post his DC email
for ( his people ) to respond to. I have it somewhere or you can
find it in the archives.