Literature

Walt Peterson

Writer

If product is the goal of industry, I think process is the most important element in Art and Arts Education. To get kids (and teachers, too) writing and dreaming and listening and being frustrated and meeting language-based experience is both exhilarating and humbling. It leads the participants to self-knowledge and knowledge of others in our society. I’d love to see an education milieu where one can spend as much time and money on the arts as, say, football. Now, that’s a subversive thought. The Arts can do that to you!