Why does keeping the Arts in classrooms seem like an insurmountable problem? The paradox is clear... 1. Money does NOT equal a great classroom experience and presumed
success for students. 2. Money (and Time) is the primary reason the Arts get cut...
since Time=Money. So, why is there a problem and what can we do? Some of our answers need to address the logistical reasons for eliminating the Arts from classrooms, but must also confront the cultural reasons. First, we can be
In order to survive and thrive, the Arts must not be viewed by consumers as something only experienced at the end of the work day/week when there is extra time and money. Not Like it Was Participation in arts events, as a whole, has seen a steady, slow decline from the highs during the 1990s. The NEA's study from 2002-2012 shows a decline of about 8% in attendance at art museums and galleries and non-musical theatre showed a decline of over 12%. The current debate (that's b