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Re: is this what the groups attitude is?

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carla schiller (
Sun, 18 Oct 1998 21:51:53 -0700 (PDT)

This most certainly *is* the "proper" listserve for your question. As art
educators, certainly anything about art is an appropriate topic and one
could argue that anything the listserve members want to discuss is an
appropriate topic. One person's venting is simply that - please don't
take it as representing anyone else's comments.
P.S. BTW, I'm not responding to the substance of your message because I
haven't run such a club myself. In fact, I have no specific art
certification, being a former lawyer and a current credentialed social
studies teacher who teachers (among other things) art history. And I
will dispute anyone who considers me an inappropriate member of this group
or teacher of art history. And there's *my* vent!

Carla Schiller, Esq.
Teacher, Highly Gifted Magnet
North Hollywood High School, CA
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"Men are from Earth. Women are from Earth. Deal with it."

On Sun, 18 Oct 1998 Museee wrote:

> Hi,
> I sent a message out about an art club I created for students where I work
> today. I am a new member to this group and I got a response saying the
> following: (name excluded from the text out of respect for privacy)
> <no offense , i'm glad your an artist but I'm tired of being solicited
> for help from NON-certified art instructors..... I COULD HAVE GOTTEN OUT
> OF SCHOOL A LOT QUICKER had I not taken those 30 hours of pesky art
> methods classes. There are plenty of good books out there-buy some and
> then read them.
> I apologize for asking for help. I can understand people not wanting to help,
> but geez I think a simple sorry this is not the proper email list for this
> would have sufficed. I am disgusted by this emails attitude, not by the
> unwillingness to comment on my question, that is no problem at all.
> I may not be a certified art instructor, excuse me, but I am doing a damn good
> job at it, and I don't appreciate the insult. A simple no would have
> sufficed. I won't bother the group again with my questions.
> Susan