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Students Deserve Art, Music, PE

 

January 30, 2017



I read with dismay the headline and article in The Transylvania Times of Jan. 19 concerning a state-mandated law that may affect the teaching of music, the arts, and physical education in our local schools.

The law is designed to reduce class size in elementary schools. While I feel this is a worthy goal, it may mean the loss of teachers who teach music, the arts, and physical education.

I applaud Jeremy Gibbs, chief academic officer for the local school system, who is quoted as saying that tests are not the only measure of intelligence. “Emotional intelligence” engages interpersona...



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