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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000424.txt from 2001/05

From: "Buckman, Nancy" <nebuckman@-----.us>
Subj: RE: [kl] Band
Date: Thu, 17 May 2001 11:37:27 -0400

<<If you can't read, you are doomed to ignorance.

I don't disagree with your statement, but long before there was
language people used pictures and rhythms to communicate with each other.
The problem in my county is that the reading scores of eighth graders is
below that of fifth graders and the level of fifth graders is above the
eighth grade norm.

Nancy

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bill Hausmann [SMTP:bhausmann1@-----.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 16, 2001 6:28 PM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: RE: [kl] Band
>
> At 12:43 PM 5/16/2001 -0400, Buckman, Nancy wrote:
> >We are currently arguing the withdrawing of arts electives in my county
> here
> >in Maryland. Our Board of Education has cut all fine arts, tech. ed. and
> >foreign language electives from the sixth grade curriculum in order to
> >insert an extra hour of reading.
>
> A good idea, but too late. They need the extra hour of reading in 1st,
> 2nd, and 3rd grade. If they are still having trouble by the 6th grade,
> they should have been held back long before!
>
> >Our state code requires that these
> >electives be offered for selection by all middle school students. I just
> >testified two nights ago at a county council budget hearing concerning
> this
> >removal of curriculum content to a packed house (in favor of keeping the
> >electives). I just want to know where folks think they are going to find
> >their leisure entertainment, their stylish clothing, computer games,
> >interpreters, etc. when we no longer have students studying foreign
> >languages, music and art. I really wonder what solid matter is between
> >these folks' ears.
>
> See previous comment.
>
>
>
>
> Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.com
> 451 Old Orchard Drive
> http://homepages.go.com/~zoot14/zoot14.html
> Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265
>
> If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!
>
>
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