I have to share this today because,,,well, just because its important for you to know that sometimes teachers hands are tied and the system is not always working to your students advantage. Get involved and lets fix this mess!
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. As we outlined in this post, all too many of those cancellations are based upon false claims that it was a “budget issue,” when the real cause was that the elective time periods are all filled with test prep sessions for the state standardized tests.
Our next submission that has been selected for inclusion in Lifting the Curtain, 2nd edition, is written by an anonymous spouse of a high school band teacher in Florida. Her excellent submission follows this introduction.
In the urban high schools I researched over three years before writing
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