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Re: Anwers to three simple questions needed for insight

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RWilk85411 (RWilk85411)
Mon, 25 May 1998 05:59:53 EDT

In regard to your number three: I still say that the only way to change those
attitudes is to change the art teachers whose classes are no more than a break
or play period. I know they are there. I get their students in high school.
They hate art. They have never experienced art as something that they can
learn to control. Some I turn around. Some I can't. When they get to high
school and they have never had a brush in their hand in a state that requires
art through sixth grade, something is wrong with the picture. I know that it
is not always the fault of the teacher that they are not funded. They are
being punished for previous teachers' lack of professionalism. It is a vicious
Why should teachers and principals respect a subject that in their previous
experience the art teacher did not respect? We have to change their
It is time to start teaching art and holding students responsible for that