Funding For Arts Programs At High Schools Essay

1077 Words Mar 9th, 2016 null Page
Sports or arts, what is more important to the majority of students? If you ask them, the answers will vary depending on the individual, but it will sway towards athletics. Fine arts programs are taking up too much of the budget given to high schools by the state. This problem is affecting the majority of public schools in the nation. There are far more benefits to funding the athletic programs than arts programs at high schools. Some of the money funding fine arts programs at high schools should be given to the athletic department because it promotes student involvement and increases school spirit, and the school board should be in charge of implementing it.
Sports promote student involvement. It is very beneficial to schools when a majority of students is involved. Fine arts are good for those involved, but there are not that many students interested when compared to the number interested in athletics. A reason for this low number of students involved in fine arts is because students typically do not take the arts seriously. Students participating in theatre or orchestra are often outcasts who are made fun of. A very cliche but relevant example of this is the movie High School Musical. The main character in the movie, Troy, loves to sing, but is unwilling to admit it because he believes it will ruin his reputation and decrease his popularity. Once his friends hear the news, they are shocked and almost repulsed.
Not to say that High School Musical’s East High is identical to…

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