11. How could the city ensure that all of our public school students receive instruction from qualified instructors?
- The DOE needs to certify more teachers in each of the disciplines. If the DOE can’t find arts teachers to certify, the City can help facilitate partnerships with arts students at CUNY, off-work actors and musicians, and nonprofit organizations to get the right arts professionals in front of the DOE.
- The DOE needs to hire 3-5x more arts teachers, which is of course tied in with proper funding of arts in schools.
- Remote learning in some form or another is here to stay. I have proposed a Digital School where students can learn principally remotely, and secondarily in person in separated, dedicated school buildings. I will include arts education in such schools.