Art as in music is most a important outlet for expression and creativity, take this away from children's schooling and you are taking away their right to learn, particularly in areas of low income where fees for art classes could be an impossibility. Keep art in schools.
Even the "driest" economists recognize the need for creative minds to flourish. We are already in the midst of a media explosion- we should be putting MORE money into the Arts. If we do not; we will fall behind and have less fun!
I'm amazed that they are even considering taking arts out of school. I think it's important.
I am an aritist , it is a way of adding to my income to teach kids in schools. Kids are great leqarners and creaters I love to see what they come up with.
The arts are fun and creative, great for relaxation, achievement, communication and learning about the world.
The arts are a way kids express them selfs, it keeps them out of trouble, so lets keep the arts in school,
Keep funding public schools not private schools.
The arts are very important for myriad reasons.
Stop giving tax money to rich private schools, and there will be plenty for public school arts.
In this day and age we spend so much time using only one side of the brain so it is so important to use the creative side and keep art alive in all forms for the future and this starts with the kids. It is so important for keeping our spirit alive. Please follow this cause.