Supposition Is No Support As NEA Is Threatened

February 20th, 2017 § Comments Off on Supposition Is No Support As NEA Is Threatened § permalink

Let’s start with the positive, though I’m afraid that won’t last long. In her New York Times article, “Might Ivanka Trump Speak Up If Her Father Guts The Arts?,” Robin Pogrebin makes a series of suppositions rooted in an aspect of arts education that is rarely discussed. That element is the reality that the vast majority of students – elementary, secondary, university – who study or participate in the arts won’t probably go on to careers in the arts. However, their exposure Continue reading...

Seriously President Obama: The NEA?

November 21st, 2013 § Comments Off on Seriously President Obama: The NEA? § permalink

November 21, 2013 President Barack Obama 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington DC  20500 Dear President Obama: There was an anniversary yesterday, and I’m willing to bet that you forgot all about it. You didn’t need to send a card, but it would have been nice if you’d made some gesture of recognition, of concern. Presidents often do that sort of thing, especially when they’re stalling about something. But since you were silent, I’ll remind you: yesterday was the one-year anniversary Continue reading...