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Re: A&E.A - inquiry question #1

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Christine Merriam (
Wed, 19 Nov 1997 09:24:44 +0000

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RWTyler said:
>I think the key
is making art fun and focus on the simple aspects of our earth, as
soon as
things get too complicated, kids lose all interest.

This statement reflects the rationalization used to remove art
educators from schools. It scares me.
Trying hard to find a tactful response :) Students are capable of so
much more than we as adults are. (evidence... who catches on to
technology, an extremely complicated thing, quickest and easiest? )
answer: my students!
Art is not just fun, it is work.

Christine Merriam
Kayenta Intermediate School

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