A Season to Be Grateful to Teachers of Music and Art

Diane Ravitch's blog

David Gamberg, superintendent of schools in both Southold and Greenport, New York, is an educator who cares about the whole child. He knows what matters most. He knows that test scores are not what matter most in the development of a healthy child.

In this post, he describes the music classes in second grade in Southold. He sees the joy that the teachers and students share.

And he can’t help but reflect on teachers and schools and districts that have been hurt by budget cuts; on schools that have lost their teachers of the arts; on teachers who are testing their students–not teaching them to sing or dance–so as to be evaluated themselves.

In this reflection, we are briefly reminded of what education is about and how lost our national and state policymakers are.

Let us all hope they find their way. And if they can’t, let’s hope they listen…

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