11. How could the city ensure that all of our public school students receive instruction from qualified instructors?
If we are going to increase arts education funding, we need art teachers to provide that instruction. I will work with and agitate for increasing the pool of art instructors in New York City schools. We need a system that does not push people away from teaching but draws them in. As a guest lecturer in the public school system, I found our system daunting and unfriendly. We need to make it easier for qualified specialists to teach in our schools even if it is on a part-time or guest teacher basis. I will push our Dept. of Education to make these changes so we can take advantage of the huge arts community available to us in New York City.