So where is the actual skill building in “Glee” class Mr. Scheuster? Do student’s at William McKinley High School arrive sangin’ like Amber Riley and Naya Rivera with the dramatic empathy and comic timing of Chris Colfer and Heather Morris? Me thinks, no. Furthermore is someone actually teaching acting at WMHS? Because that one episode with Blaine’s brother, though hilarious, barely touched the reality that teaching music and teaching acting might be related as say teaching biology and teaching chemistry, but they are not one in the same, at ALL. You’re not going to score well on an AP Biology exam studying only Chemistry despite the fact that they’re both science courses.
As an arts educator the differentiation of subject matter is half the battle. And that is why Glee both fills me with, dare I say it, glee, but also drives me insane. And thus this blog.
So Mr. Schue, the jig is up. You’re a figment. It takes a small army of actual teachers to do the job Glee so casually drops in your hands.