The arts are a central part of the human experience

In communities around the country educators, artists, parents and community leaders are working to create meaningful, sustainable arts education in our schools. Why are so many dedicating themselves to assuring that the arts are a part of the education of all our children?

Throughout history people have recorded their struggles, their dreams and their lives in works of art. Young people cannot participate in the human conversation or have a true understanding of human history without engaging in the study of the arts. The arts are as basic to enlightened citizenship as understanding the workings of numbers, words, and history.

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