AVIC (Art Volunteer in the Classroom) formerly known as Picture Lady. Also known as Meet the Masters, Picture People, Art Outreach, Gallery Greats, Art Masterpiece Program, Art To Go, Art Smart, Art To Grow On, Class Act Art, Art Enrichment in the Classroom, etc.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Arne Duncan's recent comments on Arts Education

While fielding questions at a town hall forum in Sacramento, CA, September 2009, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was asked about promoting the arts in schools. Duncan said, "It's always the arts that get cut when money gets tight, but it's often band, choir, musicals, being on a sports team, being on a debate team that keep children in school. We cannot afford to narrow the curriculum, and teaching the arts is one of the best underutilized strategies for keeping children in schools."
Arne Duncan's Letter
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan released a letter to school officials and community leaders reminding them of the important role of arts education in a student's life. This is a letter worth sharing with members of your school board, booster club, local newspaper, and the community at-large. Read the letter...

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