do People feel about Art Education?
In this section, we will highlight how the Arts have effected
you. We hope to update this section often and bring you a range
“Our schools have great teachers of the arts, but they need
instruments and supplies and time (if a boy or girl needs remediation
instruction, guess what periods will be cannibalized from his or
her schedule?). There is a literacy of that which is beautiful and
enduring and inspirational, and much of those qualities are to be
found in the arts. We believe that the public schools…all
have a moral obligation to instruct in this literacy, as much as
we do in expository writing and useful arithmetic and scientific
principles and the story of our shared history. It is the arts which
will enable us to give meaning and memory to those core subjects…"
an excerpt from a letter sent and signed by TST BOCES area school
superintendents including Dr. Archambault to the Ithaca Journal
on November 5, 2002
will update this section on a regular basis, so please visit often!
you to contact our Department Chair Person, Kathleen Hall if you
have any questions.
Dryden's Visual Arts Program
Is Art Important?