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RE: [teacherartexchange] Classes Dropped


From: Sears, Ellen (ESears_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed May 25 2005 - 04:54:58 PDT

they are not always safe - Art has been assessed in Kentucky for almost 15
years -
the schools have just created a humanities class to teach the core content
for art/music/drama/dance.... many schools that had art are changing to the
humanities format... K - up.

Even my school is doing unbelievable things to the arts schedule (30 minute
classes - 40 minutes for 8th grade... and that's on non-choir days) - just
can't figure it out. We have the highest scores in the state -

-----Original Message-----
From: Diane C. Gregory []
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 4:16 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Classes Dropped

Hi Woody and all,

Perhaps art should be tested to protect art programs. Programs that are
are kept.



Dr. Diane C. Gregory
Director, Undergraduate & Graduate
Studies in Art Education
Texas Woman's University
Denton, TX  76204
Quoting Woody Duncan <>:
> In an e-mail from a teacher at my old Middle School, I found
> out that all shop and Home Ec classes will be dropped. The
> shop teacher retired so it was easy to faze out. Apparently
> our school had the last shop class in the district. The
> Home Ec was dropped to provide more math. Math is the one
> area that has been a problem with test results. Art and
> Music classes are safe for now, but for how long is the
> question. The school serves a low income population. There
> are not that many college bound kids. There are lots of
> good solid jobs out there in the construction trades. I know
> because my son makes four times what a teacher makes. I
> believe we are making a big mistake focusing on test scores
> in just reading and math. In a few years NCLB will expect
> 100 % of our students to be proficient in reading and
> math. An excellent but very unrealistic goal. They instead
> should call it NSLO (No School Left Open). Any comments
> on my ranting.
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