Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Letter to the Editor

Today The Clarion-Ledger ran a letter I wrote to the editor concerning the recent vote by the School Board to discontinue the strings program in Jackson public schools--a program that has been around for 42 years.

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20091028/OPINION02/910280329/1009/Reconsider-cut-of-JPS--strings-

Several others (including students) have written similar letters to express their disappointment. Here is another related article that ran today:

http://www.clarionledger.com/article/200910240100/OPINION01/910240311

3 comments:

jcbullock said...

Wow! That's a surprising article in the paper, but so true!!! I sure hope that gets corrected. Although, Tyler's school last year didn't have any type of music class. His school this year gives him music every other week, and PE every other week.

laurie said...

Wow. It's really ironic that you posted this today. I just watched this video this morning on youtube. I think it will certainly interest you. (It's a bit long but entertaining and informative.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY&feature=player_embedded

couldn't agree more with the importance of art in school. As you'll hear in the video, it's just as important as math, science, and literature.

Carrie Bevell Partridge said...

Laurie, that is such a great talk! I'm sharing it all over the place.