Sunday, February 27, 2005

Recognize the importance of art in education

Advocate for the Arts
Quote from the Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona:

"I realize that the gains in positioning arts education within the curriculum are challenged by pressures caused by mounting budget deficits. We cannot let our arts programs perish in an attempt to enhance other academic achievements or to balance a fledgling education budget."

Chances are, when any school budget is addressed, art, drama and music programs are the first to be cut for the simple reason that these aren't the subjects that are mandated to be tested.
In reality, a well-rounded, multiple-subject education is the best gift any child could have.

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