Tag Archives: Music and the arts

Cancelling High School Electives, Arts, and Music – So Many Reasons, So Many Lies

An extended version of my Huffington Post blog The decline in music and arts courses in our schools is shocking. Even the most stressed-out classroom teacher will admit music and arts teachers have it worse than the rest of us.  … Continue reading

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Five outstanding teachers — the best of the best! The top prize winners in our call for submissions to share teacher views of the REAL problems with education.

There were so many outstanding entries to our call for submissions that selecting the three best was almost impossible.  Two of them stood out clearly, but a half-dozen others were excellent candidates for the final prize.  In the end, we … Continue reading

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High school administrators continue to routinely cancel arts and music classes in favor of test preparation classes, while falsely claiming “…the reason was budget issues.”

Our 3rd finalist for inclusion in the chapters of the 2nd edition of Lifting the Curtain:  The disgrace we call urban high school education is a powerful look at the loss of arts and music in our schools.  Regina Paul … Continue reading

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