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I had to resign my early childhood teaching position this year but my hubby
still works there. I ran an after school art club for grades k-8 last year
and I am a watercolorist. They have a new art teacher this year and my
husband chats with him. This new guy is a working artist versus educator
and he is running around the school talking about the lack of talent in the
school and saying he only wants to teach talented kids and would like to kick
the rest out of his art classes during the school day. He feels drawing is a
talent one is born with not a skill for him to teach........... I am very
concerned about all the students in the school in his class and especially
worried for the 40 plus kids I worked with afterschool who are interested in
art in a special way as you can imagine. I feel he could do alot of damage
to the children of my former school, ( catholic school by the way).
Anyhow, do any of you have any good articles or any info I could politely
send to him? What else can I do? I don't want the children to be hurt. He
is from the big city and has worked as a childrens book illustrator, and I
imagine the kids feel he knows what he is talking about because of that. He
is pompous to boot.
Thanks for your help.