Monthly Archives: August 2011

Experiencing Cuts to Arts Education

[Six days after writing this piece about cuts in my school district, the New York Times reported on the use of digital technology there: “even as technology spending has grown, the rest of the district’s budget has shrunk, leading to … Continue reading

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Experience Failure

The TedxPhoenix 2011 submission challenge is ““_____ for a Change”, where the blank will be filled by the speaker’s topic or idea.”  My submission is called Experience Failure for a Change. Experience and Failure are two concepts that are at the … Continue reading

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Misplaced Focus?

Yesterday Arizona Republic theatre critic Kerry Lengel reported on his blog that there is a new theatre company in the Phoenix metro area: Roots Performing Arts.  My first reaction was: they should have read Rebecca Novick’s contribution to 20under40, the … Continue reading

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More humanism please

In a recent post on the site, William Pannapacker cynically writes, “It’s my view that higher education in the humanities exists mainly to provide cheap, inexperienced teachers for undergraduates so that a shrinking percentage of tenured faculty members can … Continue reading

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