Frank Clark
Frank Clark

Damn, I was hoping it wasn't that bad.

Kristen Engebretsen
Kristen Engebretsen
  • Frank Clark

Lest we become too discouraged, here are three stats from the Navigator to encourage arts supporters: 93% of Americans agree that the arts are a vital part of a well-rounded education; 96% of elementary schools offer music; and at-risk kids who participate in the arts are 5x more likely to graduate from high school!

Ibrahim Usman
Ibrahim Usman
  • Frank Clark

Kristen Engebretsen what is the solution ?

Crystal Nicole M
Crystal Nicole M

-sad =(

Mark West
Mark West

This is absolutely disgusting. It just proves to me further that we are eliminating "CHILDHOOD"! What happened to the days where schools made you well-rounded. This actually answers my question of why there are less creative people in the world today. Before I graduated from high school I thought I wasn't creative and creativity wasn't important but now that I'm 21 I realize it is an essential component to developing cognitive abilities!

Michelle Graznak
Michelle Graznak

How ironic when theater and other performing and visual arts are the way students most comfortably communicate. Look at how young people idolize music and theater personalities. Doesn't that say something too?

Anne Phillips
Anne Phillips

I am not surprised. Through my nfp, Kindred Spirits, I direct Children's Jazz Choirs... mainly inner-city kids from 2nd to 6th grade, no auditions. The shocking and depressing thing I have found is that most of them don't know what a melody is! They don't know the difference between singing and talking! But when I teach them the songs from the GAS (I can teach one in 10 minutes) they love them! AND they'll never forget them! Funding is hard for a small nfp especially since '08 (even...

I am not surprised. Through my nfp, Kindred Spirits, I direct Children's Jazz Choirs... mainly inner-city kids from 2nd to 6th grade, no auditions. The shocking and depressing thing I have found is that most of them don't know what a melody is! They don't know the difference between singing and talking! But when I teach them the songs from the GAS (I can teach one in 10 minutes) they love them! AND they'll never forget them! Funding is hard for a small nfp especially since '08 (even though the market is back up.) If I had a big sponsor I could do it across the country!

Brigit Haucke
Brigit Haucke

They are heading in that same direction to take writing classes away too. This is the governments way in continuing to dummy everyone down. Writing, arts, etc... all ways of expressing our feelings, communicating, getting our words out to the public... think about it.

Mario Giorno
Mario Giorno

Are you f***ing kidding me? That's pathetic.

Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson

This is definitely worth taking a look at. And friends like Missie and Sean-Edward and other friends who are in theater will find it more interesting/ sad.

Mary-Margaret Walker
Mary-Margaret Walker

I agree with you Gina and I sent this to all of my friends and colleagues as well!

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