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Music is it considered a subject or is it a waist of time.

Discussion in 'Education Policies' started by diamonds in the sky<>, Nov 12, 2013.

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    diamonds in the sky<> Member

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    Music has helped me in many ways.
    It took a while to learn it,but I'm glad I did.
    You got teachers hating on the band. They say its a waist of time.
    They don't understand what it does for us. When I picked up the clarinet I thought I was just waisting my time.
    What could music ever do for me?
    I find myself linked to music every day and every minute that's all I think about.
    Marching isn't a sport they say.
    I want you to try it and then see if its NOT a sport.
    In today's society teachers still favor the athletes they write go team go on the boards but what about the band where do we fit into all of this?o_O
    They lecture us on how we should be in class instead of at a competition. We can make up all the work that same day but that doesn't stop the lecture.
    Ask any volleyball or foot ball player they won't know what I'm talking about .
    Music is an art of the mind.:ROFLMAO:
     
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    Music good
     
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    Music is certainly a subject. And, yes schools often overlook the value of music programs in favor of sports programs. Look in the music hall or the gym, where do you expect to find the more intelligent students?
     
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    All non core programs come under scrutiny as dollars are thought to be getting removed. Football has tended to win over music despite the relatively stout price tag. Somehow the idea of cutting central staff is seldom explored.
    It would not be popular but special needs programs are quite costly and somewhat new. A little common sense there frees many dollars though admittedly at a cost.
     
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    The local high school here has some 16 coaches on staff ...... common sense obviously doesn't have a part.
     
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    The new football head coach was the wife'scschool was surprised to learn he had classes to teach. the volleyball coach has a full raft of art classes to teach (and is she cever good at it). But I realize football in Texas is not the most important thing, its the only thing.
     
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    This is true and it is absolutely as ridiculous as you can imagine.
     
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    Why are sports important to the teachers who don't play them??????:sick:
     
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    same reason sports are imlortant to millions of non teachers who dont play them.
     
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    Sports have no place in public education. I realize this is not a popular opinion but, it is the truth!
     
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    Coaches say that sports teach kids life lessons is this true or just a pretty decoration they put in our heads?:giggle:
     
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    It does .... but, not at the cost of cutting other programs and making it a priority over everything else.
     
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    Were you ever in band/marching band?????
     
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    Yes ....
     
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    Have you seen how much its evolved?
    Band geeks are cool.
    Marching is life.
    Band has a big impact on the kids,but the teachers still have a hatred for the band kids.
     
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