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Art education and no respect


Date: Sun Oct 22 2000 - 07:38:44 PDT

In a message dated 10/22/00 9:19:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< and yes,the educational system looks down on art - I feel like Rodney
Dangerfield - get no respect - it's different where you are I gather... Deb
W >>

I wish I could say it's very much different. However, (sigh), I feel like
it's an uphill battle to elevate art education to get the respect it
deserves. I see that the educational requirements to teach art vary from
state to state, but I know that in New York, as well as across the country,
too many art teachers are still without rooms, supplies, and support from
administration. We all have to band together and become advocates for our
beloved art education! It's a lot of work, and how many of us have the
energy we need to do this after a day of teaching? Lets let our passion for
art be the driving force.

By the way, I'm up early this Sunday morn because as a New York Baseball
Widow, I went to sleep early last night while my Yankee fan husband watched
the big game....Subway, Schmubway Series....I'm a Boston Red Sox Fan!
Susan on Long Island