Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
It is common these days to hear that the arts in public schools are losing funding or have been cut altogether. What was once a regular part of a well-rounded education is now increasingly marginalized by those who say the arts serve no practical purpose.
Imagine you heard that funding for the arts is about to be cut out of the school budget in your district. You feel strongly that the school district should keep the arts in schools, and you are prepared to address the school board in defense of the arts.
- What would you say to persuade the board that the arts are necessary for a child’s education?
- How would such an education support the local community?