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Pick Up Your Pencils, Begin.

pick up your pencils begin Pick Up Your Pencils, Begin.

Pick Up Your Pencils, Begin is about the impact of standardized testing on our educational system. The artwork hangs like a curtain from the ceiling 12’ 3” height x 28’wide and ¼” depth (the thickness of a pencil.)

From the article – Pencils Make a Point -

“Pick Up Your Pencils, Begin asks us to consider which way we’re headed. “Real creativity and problem solving are the future,” Berman declares. “New technologies, new ideas – that takes creativity and problem solving.” Yet those are concepts and skills not easily taught through increasingly structured, by-the-book curriculum.”

I love that she had all the pencils sent to her after they were used for a standardized test. That is a lot of pencils to collect! Read more about Harriete Estel Berman and see more of her projects on her website.

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