Jack Deskins is the Arts Coordinator at the West Virginia Department of Education. In that role, he works with curriculum and instruction in the arts throughout the state — and he’s also extremely articulate about the role that arts and music should be playing in our schools right now, despite the general focus on testing.
This is a blog and podcast series about the work we all do: the highs, the lows, the effectiveness, the intrigue, the models, the double speak, and the passion. The point is to have discussions with people in those fields about their life and experiences. And hey, sometimes the stories might be funny, too. In the spring of 2013, the new posts started to fade, but you can find them all on iTunes.