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On Sat, 2 Nov 1996 BlancheR12 wrote:
> TO: Alexandra Kijak Wolfe
> RE: School/Community Relations
> Obviously your situation is very complicated, but I would think that if the
> program you are trying to save is really good then the best "spokespeople"
> for it would be the students themselves. I believe there is nothing more
> impressive or convincing than seeing young students talk intelligently and
> perceptively about a work of art, discussing its meaning, its relationship to
> history/culture, the artist, the techniques used, what else was happening in
> the world at the time, and the work's relationship to their own lives. Next
> to actually bringing the "decision makers" into the classroom to observe, I
> would suggest trying to capture some of this on videotape and using short
> segments as part of your "ammunition." Good luck.
> Blanche Rubin