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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Exceptions and Higher Standards

I'm not quite sure how I feel about this. An art teacher in Florida is in danger of losing his certification because he cannot pass the minimum general skills requirements due to diagnosed discalcula. His argument is that he doesn't see what math skills have to do with art.

I guess it depends on your perspective. I certainly feel bad for him, but truly, all things being equal, wouldn't you rather have an art teacher who is good at math? I know I would.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maths is an all-important subject. Art is related to math. Example is the Golden Ratio. Graphical arts are aplenty. It will really benefit those arts students if the teacher has some knowledge in maths to expand their creativity and scope.