Monday, September 12, 2016

Chicago Sun Times: Arts Education Helps Students Succeed

By Anne Leiter, Letter to Editor

Designated by Congress in 2010, the week beginning with the second Sunday in September is National Arts in Education Week: a national celebration of the transformative power of the arts in education. We are celebrating here, and would encourage all supporters of arts, culture, and education-as well as our elected officials and education leaders-to join with us. In March, Americans for the Arts released results from its public opinion poll, and 9 out of 10 Americans believe that the arts are essential to a student’s well-rounded education. However, so often we see gaps in access to arts education in communities across our state and the country. We must stand together to fight for equity in access and delivery of arts education to the young people in our community, our state, and the nation. [link]