What is FedTEP?

Teacher tenure increasingly takes the blame for failing to close the achievement gap at public schools throughout the county.  States granting tenure by the second or third year of on-the-job experience disadvantage themselves, students, schools, and districts.  Tenure needs to remain a goal of all teachers, enabling them to successfully enhance the performance of their … Continue reading

Death Panel for the Arts: Final Part

What happened during this nine-year battle is the interesting.  The NEA from 1982 to 1995 was granting individual artists in six different fields, “Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking/Drawing/Artist Books, Photography, Crafts, and Conceptual/ Performance/ New Genres.” (Dowley, p128)  But Congress, in upheaval from Mapplethorpe and Serrano eliminated funding for all visual and performance artists in 1995.  Section … Continue reading

Death Panel for the Arts: Part 3

This goes back to the debate about whether or not the government is a patron, and clearly, Cole finds that the government in this case cannot be a patron for the reasons previously stated.  However, the issue of the NEA panels is entirely different.  With the panels consisting of diverse artistic and cultural points of … Continue reading