Friday, April 08, 2005

When money gets tight

After the defeat of a local school referendum, the school board announced the budget cuts. 75% of the cuts were arts related e.g. jazz band, an art teacher, a music program. Athletics were about 25%-eliminating a freshman wrestling coach and a freshman sport.

Schools make money from sports, witness the Friday night football games at any high school. Until the arts produce as much income as sports, arts will be the first programs cut from the budget.

So, as the title of this blog suggests, get out there and support your local schools' plays, concerts and art exhibitions! Write to your school board and demand equal time for the arts!

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