This is a critical moment for education in New York City. After years of budget cuts, many NYC schools had to cut out arts education from their curriculum. But as we all know, without arts, an education is simply incomplete.
Many major cities have already kicked off efforts to revamp their education system to ensure that every kid get the complete education they deserve. Now it’s New York City’s turn. After all, New York City is considered a cultural center for the world. And there is no better time than now to take action to ensure a better future for our kids. We have a new major set to take office in 2014. We have a public that is aware of the issues in school. Now is the time for bold new leadership to drive change for a better future.
But thus far, mayoral candidates have not shared much about their thoughts on arts education…
To get the conversation going, Arts To Grow and over 30 other New York City organizations have joined together to engage the mayoral candidates on their thoughts on how to incorporate arts education back into New York City schools. The questionnaire asked for specific strategies and tactics for implementation and engagement.
We hope this effort would put arts education in the forefront of this upcoming mayoral race. After all, this is our children’s education we’re talking about. This is our future we’re talking about. So, we can’t wait to see what the candidates have to say about that.
Join Arts to Grow and the coalition of arts organizations in engaging the candidates for Mayor and other public offices in this important conversation about our children’s education.
Learn more about what you can do at http://www.nycartsed.com