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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000758.txt from 2001/05

From: rgarrett@-----.edu
Subj: Re: [kl] School Board
Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 19:14:22 -0400

Your post focused on defending yourself and the school districts you
mentioned rather than on how your former posts were construed by several
others - who have already mentioned their reactions to it. No one said
anything about school systems not being "worthy" of anything - this smacks
of martyrdom.......

To accuse me or anyone else of not caring is the worst insult
imaginable. That I or others may not agree with your definitions,
suggestions, or description of what exists - to say that we feel these
music programs are not worth of being fixed (whatever that means exactly)
is not indicative of someone who works for a common goal.

Trying to send best wishes,
Roger Garrett

At 12:14 PM 05/27/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>I will also cease the argument as all I really want is some mandatory music
>just like there is mandatory English etc. The current system does not
>provide it. If it's not important enough to make mandatory then you will
>have to go on fighting on a school system by school system basis instead of
>fixing the problem. It's a shame that the school systems that I have
>experience with aren't worthy of fixing merely because they fall outside the
>national trend. I sure wish the major automakers would look at their
>suppliers that way when four parts out of tens of thousands fail. They
>demand that I fix it so they won't get any more. They don't care about the
>trend showing most parts are ok. They want all parts ok.
>
>I'll shut up now and not post another thing on this thread.
>
>Dee Hays
>Michigan
>
>
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Roger Garrett
Clarinet Professor
Director, Symphonic Winds
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3121

"A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes
another's."
Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

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