One advantage to your system, if I understand it correctly is that they are
required to take art. It's not much, but you do get to see everyone.
> From: One of the Colmans <colmans1>
> To: artsednet.edu
> Subject: allotted time for art-grades 7 & 8
> Date: Friday, November 06, 1998 5:35 AM
> I teach 7th and 8th grade art. My students have art for 9 weeks, 4 times
> per week, for only one out of the 2 years they are in the junior high.
> seventh graders that I have now will not have art again unless they elct
> take it in high school. The 8th graders I have did not have it as 7th
> graders. You get the picture! This seems like so LITLLE art to me and I
> curious about how often you middle school teachers see your students. We
> want to make a recommendation to the school committee to expand the
> and I want to go armed with documentation about what's going on in other
> towns and states. If anyone knows the National recommendation, I would
> interested in that too. Thanks! Marian