When this year’s Commencement speaker, Susan Diamond ’56, compared Beaver to Home Depot, saying that the two shared a “You can do it. We can help.” philosophy, she drew laughter from her audience, myself included.
If arts programs are to thrive in our schools, arts educators need to abandon convoluted rationale for arts programs and support the position outlined by Ellen Winner and Lois Hetland in a recent Boston Globe editorial
That makes sense in that people with more financial resources have access to programs that teach students SAT test-taking strategies. A few years ago, partly in response to this sort of criticism, in their wisdom, the College Board added