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Re: [teacherartexchange] Pinwheels For Peace


Date: Thu Sep 14 2006 - 12:36:50 PDT

We have a concerted school-wide effort against bullying and social cruelty. I will offer that as a possible subject to the kids, but I'm also going to teach it as an 'art is. . . ' exercise: installation art.


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 10:29:04 -0400
>From: "Judy Decker" <>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] Pinwheels For Peace
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <>
&gt;Greetings Robin,
&gt;I know it is now too late for you to do this at your school... but I
&gt;hope it is not too late for others. The web site clearly states:
&gt;"This is not political. Peace doesn't necessarily have to be
&gt;associated with the conflict of war, it can be related to
&gt;violence/intolerance in our daily lives, to peace of mind."
&gt;The web site does NOT suggest getting out of the war in Iraq. Where
&gt;did your PR person find this?
&gt;What kind of message are they sending to kids now? The kids were all
&gt;excited about Peace and now they are told that peace is not a good
&gt;This same problem happened last year with some who wanted to participate.
&gt;Peace begins with the individual. Students need to learn how they can
&gt;be peacemakers in their daily lives. Peace with themselves, peace with
&gt;their family.... their classmates.....
&gt;Judy Decker
&gt;On 9/14/06, Westphall, Robin wrote:
&gt;&gt; I was so excited about the Pinwheels for Peace project that I asked my
&gt;&gt; administrator if we could participate. He of course had to check with
&gt;&gt; district people, who initially said yes and spread the word to other
&gt;&gt; sites. Then the district PR person got involved and said we could NOT
&gt;&gt; participate because the website suggested getting out of the war in
&gt;&gt; Iraq.
&gt;&gt; We have been forbidden to have pinwheels on the 21st. So much for peace
&gt;&gt; in Southern California...
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