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[teacherartexchange] Political Opinions- San Francisco

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From: Gabrielle Bliss (Gabrielle.Bliss_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Sep 06 2006 - 20:08:27 PDT


It was my understanding that political opinions were not welcome on the list.
Hate speech and racism are not welcome anywhere. Please keep it off the list.

Gabrielle in Minnesota- proudlt teaching all who walk through the doors of public education

----- Original Message -----
From: Shannon McGraw <smcgraw@parishepiscopal.org>
Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2006 8:44 am
Subject: RE: [teacherartexchange] arts return to San Francisco

> The answer is to stop giving the candy store away to illegals. I feel
> sorry for teachers in Calif. and Texas and elsewhere. I was in one of
> those schools a couple of years ago...thank God, I'm in a great
> privateschool now. And if you call me 'racists'........get a life.
> The
> illegals are destroying this country and invading everything including
> our schools at such numbers...who can teach them? If we don't stop it
> and get a breather like we did in the '20's, it's only going to get
> worse. There are ghost towns in Mexico...where are they? Here.
> It is
> an invasion.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ray Leal [mailto:rayleal@earthlink.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 8:02 PM
> To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
> Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] arts return to San Francisco
>
> The money is great - I am in California and am anxious to see what
> actually develops as it makes its way from Sacramento to districts
> to
> actual schools and classrooms.
> An equally big problem in my school is that with our low test
> scores-
> and a majority of English Learners- our middle school kids have 8
> periods, everyone has 2 per. of Language Arts and 2 periods of
> math,
> one period is an elective and tons of them are scheduled into
> remedial math and reading, so even with money- we can't get the
> kids
> scheduled into the electives. I taught 3 per. of art last year and
> we
> have band and choir. I was 1/2 time Tech. Leader-coach-
> coordinator.
> This year I am not teaching at all, but agreed to be full time Tech
>
> Coordinator. We needed the position badly, but instead of hiring an
>
> art teacher or 1/2 art teacher, the classes are gone between
> declining enrollment and low scoring kids.
>
> It is a depressing mess- and I don't know the answer- but I don't
> think the answer is to just keep scheduling them into more periods
> of
> teaching what they are failing at the same way- and with so many
> Spanish speakers, they really aren't failing, they are learning the
>
> language- just not fast enough to make Bush and NCLB happy-
>
> AAAAAGGGGGGHHHHHH!
> Heather in sunny southern California
>
>
> On Sep 5, 2006, at 4:24 PM, Rick Larson wrote:
>
> > Return of the Arts-
> > Good news
> > http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/09/04/
> > BAGEKKV0A11.DTL
>
>
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