Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Find Lesson Plans on! GettyGames

[teacherartexchange] Hope and Change and Art Education


Date: Thu Nov 06 2008 - 08:28:10 PST

What should we ask the new president consider about visual art

It was in the last so-called "liberal" administration of Clinton
that The Culture Wars were at their height, with a call to
eliminate the National Endowment of the Arts, lots of censorship of
individual artists and exhibits and continuing challenges to the
First Amendment as it applied to freedom of speech, with art as

Things have not improved during the last 8 years, with cuts to art
education attributed to the unfunded mandates of NCLB. We are
seeing budgets squeezed and, as usual, art is considered "the
frill" to be first to go in favor of constant testing and test

What would be our greatest "hope" and for what kinds of "change"

Jane in Brooklyn

To unsubscribe go to