Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal

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The author assigns a failing grade to a student in a high school required art course as a consequence of the student not doing any art at all. His chairman, stunned that any one can actually fail art, offers a view of art and teaching and history that upends the author’s own views on the purposes of art, the purposes of teaching and his possible role in history. Confounded by the realization that there might be a domain different, more and better than the one he had been navigating, the author changes the student’s grade, he was, after all, a deserving fellow of a philanthropic embrace, changes his own teaching and hopefully changes the world towards a somewhat better one.

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