SRVHS students, teachers fear arts cuts Schools & Kids, posted by Editor, Danville Weekly Online, on May 16, 2011 at 4:42 pm
The arts cuts aren't set in stone and are largely due to a change in the size of student population. SRVHS will have approximately 40 fewer students next year -- bringing the school below 2,000 students for the first time in years -- and that decrease translates into fewer sections, or classes.
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Posted by Ellen Frasheski, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on May 16, 2011 at 4:42 pm
Cheryl Yee-Glass is a first rate star teacher. My daughter was in SRVHS Jazz band back in 1997-1998 and what a wonderful musical experience she had. I would hate to see cuts to the music program whether instrumental or choral. They add so much for these young people. To think a semester Certification class in Life Guarding is more important than a music/art class is beyond understanding. I hope the SRVSD chooses wisely if eliminations take place. This same daughter was a Fine Arts Major in college, still appreciates music, sings, and is an artist. She had fine teachers at SRVHS who nurtured her well.
Posted by Mike, a resident of the Danville neighborhood, on May 18, 2011 at 10:09 pm
Certain groups have been complaining about teacher salaries and benefits and advocating further cuts to education. The reality is that teachers work far longer hours than most employees in the private sector. In fact, their total work week time mirrors that of multi-million dollar salaried CEOs. Yet they are paid an average of 33% less than comparable private sector employees. While our nation is hard at work destroying its educational system, other nations such as China and India, are pouring resources into their educational systems. Our values are upside down.