Music Programs For Public Schools Essay

2489 Words Apr 5th, 2016 null Page
Schools across the nation are tightening their school budgets, making them cut certain programs. However, when these budget cuts come along, one of the first things that is cut is the music program to enable the

school district to make room for “necessary” classes. But why cut the music program when it has been shown that music helps develop better social skills, leadership qualities, and improve academics?
All over the country, school districts are facing tight budgets that are causing the districts to cut non-academic programs. These non-academic programs that are being cut are mainly the music programs in public schools across the nation.

According to studies by the Gallup industry, “Budget cuts and shifting priorities have placed the music programs in more danger than ever. Already, up to 28 million American students do not receive an adequate music education, and cuts in education funding are either pending or have been enacted in more than half the states nationwide” (Salvestrini). School districts are looking at what subjects they consider to be “core subjects,” and in most school districts the music program is not fitting their definition, which is why the music program is one of the first subjects to be cut. The school districts are looking to build more classrooms for science and math courses, as well as decrease class sizes. In order to do this without having to add on to the school building, the school districts look for what they find to be a beneficial class.…

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