IN THE ABSENCE OF THE ARTS IN THE ScHOOLS, COMES THIS CREATION: In Austin Texas, there is a theater group which had its beginning as a language component to a home-school cooperative, but is now open to all kids in Austin. Andee Kinzy, a filmmaker and the mother of my own grandkids, adapted plays by Shakespeare to offer the language and words of Shakespeare to children, and to give them a chance to participate in an on-stage production. TAKE A LOOK a the latest promotion, which offers language arts like no Common Core curriculum anywhere. The photo shows my 12 year old granddaughter as Pertuchio, in "Taming of the Shrew. Perched on her knee is Kate who is 13. You should hear all of these children speak!Go to the links to see more of this astonishing theater.