As a followup to my post a while back ‘But what’s it good for?’ the Colorado Council on the Arts has recently put out a study on the importance of the arts in education. The arts being under attack in public schools is hardly a new thing, but I had no idea it was so bad in Colorado, having been cut from $1.2 million in 2002 to $200,000 in 2004.
And ironically, at the same time this is going on, employers are asking for more creative, innovative workers…
There’s also a great resource at Keep Arts in Schools.
As we go through these tough economic times, we need to remember the importance of the arts to our children who will take us into the future.