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Music and art have been cut back or cut out of our our public schools curriculums because of budget cuts and a greater emphasis on standardized testing in the academic areas of math, reading and science. Is this a mistake? Can arts education enhance learning and help students excel in academic subjects? Music educator and doctoral researcher Ron Watson discusses his research on the effects on integrating music into academic subjects.
This show is straight from the heart! As a creative person whose passion is the arts, I find the cutbacks in arts education in recent years have created a void in the production of cultured people in our society. Many years ago, fresh out of kindergarten, I was immersed in the arts. Encouraged to write. Exposed to classical music, theatre, museums, etc. It was as important as math and history. As I grew older and faced the problems of the day, or felt in despair it was knowing that by simply picking up a pencil and writing a poem, drawing a picture, dancing, or by singing a song that I could turn things around. That for a time I had the power to change something.
Now as an adult, I know that one can take that to the next level and beyond and feel empowered to question, to seek answers, and to ponder change.
School is about to begin and we have to think seriously about making Arts Education mandatory to ensure the future and empowerment of our youth. Guest, classically trained singer, Janie Braxton and I will discuss the state of Arts Education, and compare ourexperiences with Arts Education; she as a student in Detroit public schools, and I as a student in NYC public schools.
Today's episode continues our exploration of David Mamet's conservatism, particularly as evidenced by his 2011 book, "The Secret Knowledge." We will look at a chapter devoted to liberal arts education, justaposed with a disturbing story from the headlines of today. We'll also look at more responses to Mamet's conversion and (hopefully) start dissecting some of Mamet's work. Our discussions of Mamet will lay the groundwork for future episodes with actors, theatre professionals, and Mamet scholars. Please join us for an enlightening discussion!
Join us for a special interview with Bill “Superfoot” Wallace and Jessie Bowen, Executive Director of the American Martial Arts Alliance.
For the past 50 years, Bill “Superfoot” Wallace has been known as the World’s Greatest Kicker. He is still one of the most sought after seminar instructors in the country. He is branded through his books, movies, videos, martial arts schools, martial arts supply companies, and the list goes on.
Topic: Building Your Martial Arts Brand
Topic: “Common Core - Education without Representation's Excerpt on Freedom to Fail”
"Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core. So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education." Common Core is a set of national academic standards for designated subjects, currently, Mathematics and English Language Arts/literacy (ELA). These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade throughout their K-12 education. The standards were created to ensure all students graduate from high school with knowledge and skills to be college and career ready. This episode will focus on one perspective and its background and premises for the development of Common Core national standards.
The New Heights Educational Group Inc. supports literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include assisting families in their selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials. We promote a healthy learning environment and offer enrichment programs for families of preschool and school age children, including children with special needs.
Students and parents have been arguing the topic of whether or not standardized tests should be administered in schools. This week, Maria Ortiz and I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these exams in classrooms.
What are Standarized Tests? http://edglossary.org/standardized-test/
What's Wrong with Standarized Tests? http://www.fairtest.org/whats-wrong-standardized-tests
What does it take to support and curate the visual arts in today's competitive environment? Join us as Peter Trippi, editor-in-chief of Fine Arts Connoisseur magazine, talks about the current art world and what he does to help artists succeed.
Peter Trippi is editor-in-chief of Fine Art Connoisseur, the bimonthly magazine that serves collectors of historical and contemporary representational painting, sculpture, drawings, and prints. He is also president of Projects in 19th-Century Art, Inc., the firm he established to pursue a range of research, writing, and curating opportunities. Trippi holds a MA from New York University in Visual Arts Administration, as well as a MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. As director of New York’s Dahesh Museum of Art, Trippi guided its renovation of the former IBM Gallery and presentation of nine exhibitions of 19th-century European art. In 2002, Phaidon Press published Trippi’s 250-page monograph J W Waterhouse, which reassesses the Victorian painter and Royal Academician best known for his Lady of Shalott at Tate Britain. Trippi went on to guest-curate the Waterhouse retrospective that appeared at the Groninger Museum in the Netherlands, London’s Royal Academy of Arts, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. He is now co-curating a touring exhibition about the Victorian painter Lawrence Alma-Tadema, to open in 2016 at the Fries Museum, in the Dutch artist’s native city, Leeuwarden. In 2013, Trippi completed a two-year term as president of the nonprofit organization Historians of British Art, and then became president of the Association of Historians of Nineteenth-Century Art.
Really Cool People...all across the country will be tuning-in to "The BCS Experience: History-Arts-Culture-Politics in Review & Discussion" – live – every Wednesday – 5-6 pm (EST) on www.goproradio.com.
Welcome to "The Gospel of Truth" w/ Pab Lo
"...the purpose of state schooling was no intellectual training but the conditioning of children to obedience, subordination, and collective life. ...ideas were broken into fragmented subjects and school days divided... so that self motivation to learn would be muted by ceaseless interuptions. Third, the state was posited as the true parent of the children." - Joel Turtel: "Public Schools Public Menace; How Public Schools Lie to Parents and betray our children."
Why is America amongst the lowest rankings in education in the World Arena?
Is there any reason to think that federal involvement in education has made matters better?
If the Department of Education disappeared tomorrow, would it make any difference?
Join us Thursday @8pm/cst as we answer these questions and investigate further Americas Educational Origins.
After such a wonderful show on this topic, which originally aired on Labor Day, I've invited Janie Braxton back and another past guest Stephen Wilson Jr., from Arts Ed organization TWW Inc., to talk more about how the Arts have impacted our lives personally, and what we can do to pick up the slack and help expose the Arts to our youth. I have recently decided to reach out to endangered Black and Latino male youth to let them partake in working on my upcoming projects, and take them to cultural events in and effort to empower them through cultural immersion.
Through my non profit fiscal sponsor, Fractured Atlas, I will be able to accept tax deductible donations of tickets, and or funds in this endeavor. If you'd like to help please make your contribution at:
Stephen Wilson Jr. is currently fundraising to be able to continue his work in bringing Arts Ed to students. Check out the link: