Thursday, February 4, 2010
Stand up for Art
I love this wonderful image of a Los Angeles art teacher, speaking to the L.A. Council, asking not to cut Arts funding.
Bless those among us who go the distance. Who stand up and be counted. Who fight the good fight.
I am the wife of an elementary school teacher and I wonder daily, who are the powers that be, that have decided that Art and Music are expendable in our schools? Who are these misguided people? How do they not understand that Art and Music are an integral part of learning? That not only do they enhance learning, they may be the breakthrough that many children need. (Instead of the idiotic and strenuously stupid, scripted teaching and teaching to the Standardized test mentality, that rules the day at the moment.)
ARGH! I could rant forever on this one.
Stepping down from my soap box and celebrating this glorious teacher (and her miles of style! wow!) today.
Los Angeles spares city arts funding