Professors say exercise, music programs are imperative to children's education
SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2004 -- San Francisco State University offers several faculty experts who can offer knowledgeable perspectives on issues surrounding cuts to sports, physical education and music programs in K-12 schools.
Earlier this month, the school board of the West Contra Costa County School District approved a plan to cut $16.5 million from its budget by ending sports programs at six high schools, closing all libraries and eliminating music programs in 39 elementary schools. No schools will have guidance counselors, and 20 elementary schools will have to share their principals.
For additional assistance in reaching faculty experts, call the SFSU Office of Public Affairs at (415) 338-1665.
Susan Zieff is an associate professor of kinesiology and an
expert on sports and culture. She can be reached at (415) 338-6574,
(415) 215-2271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lindeman is a professor of music and member of the board
of the directors of the International Society for Music
Education. She is also former president of the National Association
for Music Education and California Association for Music Education
and former chair of the California Coalition for Music Education.
Lindeman can be reached at (480) 575-9820 or email@example.com.
Robyn Lock is an associate professor of kinesiology
and an expert on youth fitness, physical education programs
and professional development for teachers. She can be reached
at (415) 338-3882 (office) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132 415/338-1111