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Lesson Plans

Re: a question

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Wed, 28 Oct 1998 19:08:53 EST

I feel that standardizing Art Education at any level would be a tremendous
improvement. As long as the standards set produce Art Education of the highest
calibre, we will be doing a good thing. The biggest impediment to progress in
establishing Art as a viable subject, is the hodgepodge of wonderful, good,
mediocre, bad and miserable classes being perpetrated upon students all over
this country. It seems to me that if we are going to do anything about
improving Art Education in this country, we are going to have to do it at the
national level. Other wise we will just have a hodgepodge of state efforts. My
question is: What in thunder do so many people have against working to high
standards? It seems to me that they want equality without producing quality.
If setting standards for students so that they know what is expected of them
is a good thing, why is it not a good thing for teachers? Would it not help
them in creating good lessons for their students instead of the "monkey-see-
monkey-do" projects we hear so much about?