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Student, teachers say Schenectady school budget favors the arts

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It isn’t often that students ask for more math and less art, but that was the message they brought to the Schenectady school board Wednesday. “I think it’s ridiculous a student has more opportunities to make a vase than take calculus,” said senior Deshawn Kunath, 17. The current high school course catalog has 57 fine arts electives. That’s more than all the classes for English, math, social studies and business combined, said social studies teacher ...

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May 22, 2014
7:30 a.m.

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It is a shame that core area classes are getting cut. That is exactly why Schenectady Schools are doing so poorly. Board members publically say they'll never cut arts and music. Good luck attracting new home buyers into a city where the school graduates %65 of their students. Well done Kathleen, thank you for reporting the truth.