My Dad gave me his advice when choosing my 'options' subjects in year 9 many moons ago, that Art was "a waste of time, and I'd never get a 'good' job doing it", so I rebelled and studied it anyway! Now at the age of 32, having studied a degree in Education and currently studying an MA in Education, and had a major interest in photography for the past 5 years...have decided to write a paper on the relationship between what the general public think about studying art, and how it relates to todays society. Que Ken Robinson's talks on the TED website, which he talks about the importance of Art in our school system. My thoughts are surrounding the way education was constructed...to prepare our children for the working world, and the many skills Art classes provide, not only on a personal level through imagination and problem solving, but to relationships to other curriculum subjects ie. exploring historic artefacts and developing pieces of Art surrounding it. And is Art relevant to todays working world ie, digital art, web page construct etc... Anyone have any thoughts on this?