The kids keep asking me why they don't have art anymore. Today, I started just telling some of them the truth: There are people that think it is more important for you to sit on a computer than do art.
I can't afford to quit. I can't afford to switch to a private school. I love my students and I want to teach them art. I feel just terrible..
(This was posted anonymously, with permission, to protect the privacy of this teacher.)
Tennessee parents want our children to have Art, Music, & Physical Education. Excessive testing is stealing time from these important areas.
Art is supposed to be a required subject, as mandated by the state of Tennessee. Why is testing trumping it in many schools?