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RE: [teacherartexchange] Political Opinions- San Francisco


From: Shannon McGraw (smcgraw_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Sep 07 2006 - 07:54:51 PDT

Hate speech and racism...........what a worn out, and ignorant response.
I can understand the political comment, but the other is just plain
stupid. Get the facts...let me hear your misplaced 'feel good' attitude
in another 20 years.

-----Original Message-----
From: Gabrielle Bliss []
Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2006 10:08 PM
To: TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group
Subject: [teacherartexchange] Political Opinions- San Francisco

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

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

----- Original Message -----
From: Shannon McGraw <>
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 []
> 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-
> Heather in sunny southern California
> On Sep 5, 2006, at 4:24 PM, Rick Larson wrote:
> > Return of the Arts-
> > Good news
> >
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