Arts tax: Are we getting our money's worth?

Arts Tax Oversight Committee member Dunja Jennings shows a copy of Portland Public Schools 1990 music curriculum. Jennings says it hasnt been updated for 26 years.

Stanley Penkin's elementary school-age granddaughter loves her new arts teacher. But, she tells him, at only 30 minutes of instruction per week, the teacher doesn't know her name.

"That really hit home for me," says Penkin, who is the chair of the city's Arts Tax Oversight Committee. Penkin says the committee has even seen half-time arts teachers with 500 to 600 kids on their rosters and arts instruction only every other week.