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While reading the article, it was uplifting to find out the positive support for art and music. Not only has research proven the higher academic progress, but also it has shown improvements socially and emotionally. With the decline in the past three decades, more administrators are acknowledging the importance of art and music in schools today. Their rich background of art and music has been their driving force, as well as, the positive effects, such as, higher testing results. Working towards an infused program will provide our students with a well-rounded education and a fuller life.
With a background in theatre, the importance cannot have enough emphasis. It offers enjoyment and creativity. As the struggle continues in many districts, I hope all schools find a way to incorporate these programs. It will bring better results in school, build confidence in our students, and offer a more contented society. Arts & music should stay in public schools because it helps kids stay better focused in class, keeps them from getting into trouble, and is a gateway for success in college and adulthood. To get rid of these classes would be robbing our youth of a gift that will be at their disposal for the rest of their lives. We need to keep these programs available for our children’s sake. Involvement in music and fine arts helps young people exercise their scholastic ability. When kids are in any extracurricular activity for that matter, they are much more focused on their grades in comparison to ones who aren’t. To be active in arts stimulates their mind and assists them in academic advancement. For instance, most people in band, chorus, or drama are honor roll students.