Unique hazard of art education in Los Angeles

So, we need scrap paper, a lot of it, in the art room at Lincoln.  Friday at the docent workshop we used pages from discarded TV and movie scripts, because the supply chair’s husband had a pile of them.  Perfect, right?  Or not so perfect.  We discovered that we need be careful about that source, because at least one page had a big ole F-bomb right in the middle of it.  Guaranteed a kid would find that.  Another docent volunteered some scrap paper tonight–old movie scripts.  I told her to screen them for language, and bring them in.

Better bring some of my own scrap paper for the pile.  Old drafts of my journal articles and conference talks are guaranteed 100% f-bomb-free.  The only possible risk is that they’d bore a kid to tears.

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4 Responses to “Unique hazard of art education in Los Angeles”

  1. Michele Says:

    You might also check with some local businesses. Lots of folks recycle the scrap paper.

  2. RST Says:

    Seattle area is rabid about recycling paper, which is of course a good thing.


    My son’s school was recyling random papers, and actually printing homework assignments on the blank side — I was shocked to find some very sensitive documents about a fellow student (information about foster placement, sexual abuse by family member, subsequent therapies and emotional disorders, court orders– really sensitive, private information). That kind of goes beyond an “ooooops”.


  3. Penny Says:

    Oh man, that’s horrible. Shredders aren’t a big-ticket item, that school really needs to spring for a few, or they’ll be springing for some pricy out-of-court settlements instead.

  4. Grace Says:

    I bring home paper from the white paper recycle bin, but I do a quick check to see if there is anything sensitive on them.

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