>I present this scenario, A Quantum Physics teacher is needed. Do we ask >the local fish monger to teach it / >or do we seek out a qualified trained experienced professional...... >SHOULD THE ARTS BE ANY DIFFERENT ???? > >This is Arts Advocacy at it's core. If we relegate our responsibility of >teaching the Arts to those who are not fully trained in these areas, are >we giving our students what they really need ?? or is it just stuffing >whatever in the void because it is cheaper and easier.
I think after all this time of trying to figure people out, I have gotten a
handle on Robert Beeching and he is coming from the stance of California,
where art teachers have *already* been banished and they are trying to pick
up the pieces of that tragic mistake. They are having to deal with
elementary teachers trying to teach a content area that they have little or
no preparation in.
I think if you use that filter to view Robert's words, they will begin to
make more sense... he is talking about a reality that is happening, even
though a better solution is obvious.