Schools need the Arts. Kierra Giles. Why?. Provides for a well rounded education. Teaches confidence. Helps students get better grades. Teaches communication and listening.
agree the arts are vital to providing a well-rounded education for children, a 2% increase over 2001.
agree an arts education encourages and assists in the improvement of a child’s attitudes toward school.
believe that arts education helps teach children to communicate effectively with adults and peers.
agree incorporating the arts into education is the first step in adding back what’s missing in public education today.
rated the importance of arts education a “ten” on a scale of one to ten.
believe that it’s important enough for them to get personally involved in increasing the amount and quality of arts education.Public view of Arts in school.
A May 2005 Harris Poll on the attitudes of Americans toward arts education, commissioned by Americans for the Arts, revealed strong public support. Among the findings:
Students who take art classes in high school tend to have higher math and verbal scores on their SAT’s.
The more years a student participates, the higher their SAT score tends to be.
Source: 2005 College-Bound Seniors: Total Group Profile Report , The College Board, 2005, Table 3-3; SAT Scores of Students Who Study the Arts: What We Can and Cannot Conclude about the Association , Kathryn Vaughn and Ellen Winner (Fall 2000).
They are important
Or instead money that could have been given to art programs are given to another departments.
Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance For the Fiscal Year Ended August 31, 2012Where are the Arts in our Budget
General Student Body $47,100,532
Private Moneys $2,702,292
Total Revenues $121,914,469
School Districts Finances in Washington State.
The performing and visual arts are not even included, but Athletics are.
The Fine arts are just as important and should be treated as such.
General Student Body $37,299,036
Private Moneys $2,477,077
Total Expenditures $120,309,690
Source: SPI Report F-196, Annual Financial Statement for School Districts.
The art programs in schools help children so much, but money is hard to come by and it needs to be made a priority instead of an after thought.