White House: It’s Time To ‘Reinvest’ In Arts Education

 As education budget cuts continue to threaten the quality of education nationwide, a recent government report is encouraging schools to refocus on curriculum that is often found first in line for the chopping block — the arts.

On Friday, President Obama’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities released a report titled: “Re-Investing in Arts Education: Winning America’s FutureThrough Creative Schools.” It encourages “reinvestment” in arts education, citing social and intelectual benefits discovered during the committee’s 18-month-long study.

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