The Importance Of Art In Education

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If art were not an option during my formative years, I would not be the person I am today, socially or academically. Growing up in a military family, I attended a different school about every three years. This is no easy task for a developing adolescent. The changing school curriculum left me feeling inadequate and unprepared for the next. Math being my most troubling subject. Simple addition and subtraction were easy enough to grasp, but computations involving multiplication, division and fractions were so confusing and foreign. I simply could not figure out how to manipulate numbers. However, my “Eureka!” moment in math happened after enrolling in music classes. Learning how to read and write music, understand composition and count and sub-divide …show more content…
Federal, state, and local governments should invest more, not less into art education as art is a vital component in educational development and future success. A well-rounded education that includes art has shown an improvement in testing scores and subject retention as well as bringing additional revenue to local and national …show more content…
Currently, art programs across the nation are diminishing, and for students such as myself, not having the arts during my formative years would have left me unprepared socially and failing academically. As the increase in common core standards and standardized testing persists, all federal, state, and local governments need to invest more time and resources to ensure arts place in education. It has been proven over and over again that art is a key component to a student’s educational development and academic success. Investing in the arts is an investment that propels our nation forward by giving every student the chance to reach full

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