Gosto do silêncio, é verdade. Mas gosto do silêncio do som. Não gosto do silêncio dos rostos.
Gosto do som das palavras quando leio, mas das palavras dentro de mim.
O ruído perturba-me porque o silêncio do som e o som do silêncio não conseguem fluir no contraponto desejado.
Estou a ficar minima(l).
A minha reflexão ainda está AQUI
O que se diz AGORA
Que se fale! Que se diga! Que se cante! E quando se atropelarem nas palavras, vereis que isto era, apenas, o passado - cada vez mais sinónimo de esquecimento. Vereis um rosto, em silêncio.
Do outro lado do mar, e do outro lado dos EUA...
(...) The Center on Education Policy survey found that U.S. students have been spending more time on math and reading and less on other subjects since 2001. The 2007 report, which examined how No Child Left Behind had affected curriculum and instructional time, showed that 16% of districts surveyed had reduced class time for art and music."We've raised the stakes now for schools so high that the decisions are different," said Julie Bell, education program director for the National Conference of State Legislatures. "That ultimate determination of whether your school's going to succeed or not -- that's obviously what's driving the budgets."Education Secretary Margaret Spellings said schools don't have to choose between reading and math and the arts."This notion that these things are mutually exclusive, I completely reject," she said.Mike Blakeslee, deputy executive director of the National Assn. for Music Education, agrees.Outside groups and after-school programs can't replace daily efforts by certified teachers, he contends. "Music is a discipline like any other. It needs ongoing, planned, sequential delivery. If the kids are only getting nominal exposure to music education, that's frankly not enough."In some districts, the solution is to partner with community groups to provide extra arts opportunities, such as field trips to museums or performances at school assemblies, while hiring more teachers to provide daily instruction.The Los Angeles Unified School District uses community arts groups to work with teachers on professional development. The district is also working to put at least four arts teachers -- in dance, music, visual arts and theater -- in every elementary school. So far, 340 out of 500 schools have teachers in all of those subjects, said Richard Burrows, director of arts education for the district."It's the right thing to do," Burrows said. "When students see the arts as part of their daytime learning, they see it as equally important as math and reading."The Dallas Independent School District, with help from community partners, is creating arts "hubs" in libraries and other community facilities. The district also plans to hire 140 new music and arts teachers in the next three years, with a goal of exposing elementary school students to 45 minutes of art and music in school each week. It will cost the district about $7 million out of its budget of more than $1 billion.Advocates say it is money well spent."It's a huge need in urban areas," said Craig Welle, executive director of enrichment curriculum and instruction for the district. "It's not just about preparing kids for careers -- it's about preparing them to lead good lives." (...)