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This isn't a political forum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ARTNSOUL12_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Oct 07 2000 - 06:51:34 PDT


I'm here, like most of us, to discuss art and art education, share my ideas
for lessons, art techniques, and to offer help and suggestions to my
collegues as well as ask for help and ideas. I love our support group.

Personally, I am offended that our lifeline to art education and our precious
discussions have been muddied by the Gore and Lies thread. No where in the
post was there a connection to education or art education for our children.

I recently received an e-mail from a fellow teacher in NY that chastised Bush
by listing how low Texas ranked with the rest of the states in reforms, civil
rights, education and educational funding, teachers' pay, and many other
issues. I thought about forwarding it but felt that the thread wouldn't be
appropriate. I didn't want to offend my fellow art teachers in Texas,
especially Pam Stephens and Nancy Wallup who are doing such an incredible job
in lobbying for art education in Texas!

To Teri, who started the thread: After reading many of your posts, I think I
remember that you don't seem very happy with your teaching situation in
Texas. The drought situation, however, is beyond any politician's control.
I'm truly sorry that you have no beautiful fresh fallen leaves with which to
print. I would like to send you some leaves from New York to share with your
students. They will stay nicely in zip locks bags and I will send them
overnight mail. Please e-mail me directly with an address of where you would
like these sent. Susan on Long Island