Why the arts?

Our society is quick to respond to arts education naysayers with something that sounds similar to this: “The arts improve test scores,” or “Students who study music do better in math.” But what about, "The arts are a language when words are too difficult for expression of emotions," or "Art encourages children to learn about and appreciate other cultures"?

Our nation, our world has created many perplexing questions for our youth. And this confusion and sadness or anger, when kept bottled inside, is not in the best interest of our communities’ youth. Let us remember…

Why the arts?

Art heals.