El Sistema in Baltimore?

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El Sistema in Baltimore?

Post by maestrob » Fri May 11, 2018 10:57 am

I'm posting this link here because you MUST see the pictures that accompany the article:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/arts ... n=Trending

So encouraging!

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Re: El Sistema in Baltimore?

Post by John F » Fri May 11, 2018 11:23 am

Great! Marin Alsop has always been positive about relations with the community, and this takes it to a whole new level.
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Re: El Sistema in Baltimore?

Post by lennygoran » Fri May 11, 2018 6:25 pm

maestrob wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 10:57 am
I'm posting this link here because you MUST see the pictures that accompany the article:So encouraging!
Brian we have spent time in Baltimore over the years-let the progress continue! Regards, Len

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Re: El Sistema in Baltimore?

Post by Lance » Sat May 12, 2018 1:45 am

Marin Alsop is doing great things everywhere she goes. She has established herself very well in the world of conducting.
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Re: El Sistema in Baltimore?

Post by Ricordanza » Sat May 12, 2018 6:23 am

Yes, the pictures are great, but the news about this program is even better.

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Re: El Sistema in Baltimore?

Post by jbuck919 » Sat May 12, 2018 7:10 am

Baltimore having been "my" city for a number of years, ditto to the previous replies. (Sorry, Len, but they closed down their opera house during the time I lived near there.)

Now for my diatribe. As with many US cities, the high school dropout rate for black Baltimore kids in the public schools is nearly 100%. (Forget the reported statistics, which may show a mere 50%. these kids do not perform to anything like a reasonable standard and are, as un-PC as it is to say so, disproportionately contributory to the low ranking the US holds among countries in overall educational achievement.) The reason? Well, there is this:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/201 ... k-men.html

So Marin Alsop + philanthropy are taking another stab at what seems to be an intractable problem. It is necessary to keep trying, and may her effort bear fruit.

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