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From the Editor:

I joined this cause because publishing many articles over the past two years has opened my eyes to how important the arts are in conjunction with a well-rounded education. Children whose early education includes the arts experience greater development in their brains, are better at creative problem solving and any kind of collaborative effort, are more likely to attend classes regularly, get better grades, are more likely to complete higher education, are more likely to be hired when they enter the workforce and are more creative, innovative and proficient in whichever field they choose to pursue. Despite budgetary constraints, I firmly believe that stripping arts education from the curriculum in public schools is a huge step backward for our children and the future of our country. I hope you’ll join us!
Keep the Arts in Public Schools Cause: Keep the Arts in Public Schools

 

1,231,917 MEMBERS (Follow the link to read the wonderfully stated reasons this cause’s supporters have for joining! Then join yourself…) Here’s one example:

I was born into the arms of artists… to be raised in an environment that nurtured and encouraged creativity was the foundation that shaped my life. I will be forever grateful to my loving parents for giving me such a fabulous gift. Now it’s my turn to give back. Please help me ‘pay this gift forward’, and join me in support of this wonderful cause.

About Keep the Arts in Public Schools

Music, Dance, Theater, Humanities, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Martial Arts, you name it. The Arts are a fundamental part of society and we cannot just let the leaders of our schools throw it out just because it is a financially convenient option.

1. The Arts are among the most important things we learn about in school. They provide a well-rounded education not based on a test’s requirements.

2. Maintaining a strong arts program will help not only the students to succeed, but it will strengthen the community in which they live.

3. Students and their parents should act against cutting the Arts from their schools’ curricula.

4. The Arts prepare students for the real world by exposing them to culture, and teaching critical thinking skills that test-score classes don’t teach.

Donations Go To

AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS INC
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 52-1996467)

Selected actions by Help Keep the Arts in Public Schools at causes.com you may want to check out:

Alternative Funding for Projects

Crowdfunding has become a viable alternative over the last couple years. This puts the engine and ingenuity in the hands of students and teachers. Set up your project today.

Many of you have been following the story in Los Angeles about the proposed total elimination of the elementary arts program. This great blog shows highlights from yesterday’s school board meeting, where celebrities such as famed choreographer, Debbie Allen, and Guns N Roses drummer, Matt Sorum, make public comment on the value of arts education.

It seems that rock star Matt Sorum wooed the superintendent and school board into postponing this budget decision while they work on finding funding solutions.

What happened on this week’s Webinar?

This was the first of a seven-part series designed to demystify the world of Arts Education so that more of us can be effective at rescuing that aspect of our children’s future from the hungry hands of bureaucratic efficiency. It is available on demand here: http://eo2.commpartners.com/users/afta/archiv… See More

Around the country parent groups are filling in the gap where needed. http://heraldnet.com/article/20111207/TWH06/712079940/-1/news01 Here’s a great example. Consider a donation today and help get public policy back on track.Click here to see all Keep the Arts in Public Schools actions at Causes.com

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