As Art Goes, So Go Our Schools

Following is a post that was published on March 24, 2011 bNicole Sasso on EdVoices.com, which is a community of bloggers committed to improving public education in America created by the National Education Association.

It was through my talent in art that I realized I was smart. My self confidence came from art. I used that self confidence to thrive in other subjects, such as math, reading, science and history.

And I can’t help but wonder, in this era of No Child Left Behind, how many children we’re leaving behind as we callously slash art and music programs at our schools.

I wonder how many students, without access to art and music, will never have the opportunity to prove just how gifted they are. I wonder why more people don’t understand that art and music are more than expressions of emotion or talent – they are bona fide intellectual exercises…………..

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