Can Children Deprived of Arts Education Still Grow Up to Be Innovators?

September 8, 2014, 9:00 AM

by Robert Montenegro

“Michigan State University observed a group of its honors college graduates from 1990 to 1995 who majored in the STEM fields. Their research uncovered that of those students, the ones who owned businesses or filed patents had eight times the exposure to the arts as children than the general public.”
To learn more about why the arts are essential to a robust core curriculum (as well as to read up on STEM’s younger sibling, STEAM), check out Brady’s article in The Washington Post by Robert Montenegro
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