Americans for the Arts: ArtsBlog

The Arts Are Extra-Curricular and Disposable. NOT.
Posted by Frances McGarry, Ph.D. On August – 9 – 2013

For over 30 years as a K-12 English & Theater teacher, I have witnessed how the arts have impacted the lives of so many people, young and old. The stories and research are endless, and yet the arts continue to be cut from school curriculums across the nation. Despite arts advocacy groups’ efforts to prevent this decline, the budgetary solution remains to be that the arts are perceived as extra-curricular and disposable.

This is nothing farther from the truth: the arts challenge us to not only dare but also explore the myriad of possibilities of WHAT IF…

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National Arts in Education Week


Over the past year, arts education has been the subject of news stories across the nation featuring both the opportunities and the obstacles to ensuring the arts are an essential element of a complete and balanced education for all students. Arts Education Partnerships asked leaders in arts and education to share their thoughts on “What story about the arts in education still needs to be told?” These are their responses: Read more…