Kansas City, MO
Our urban core school district has had to make serious budget cuts due to a shrinking student population. One of the areas hardest hit is arts education. I am of the opinion that education in the arts supports academic achievement and future success. I am seeking intelligent and well-researched evidence for or against my opinion.
While my husband and I believe in the importance of arts education to the extent that we will find a way to provide it to our children, I would like to see it return to public education as a respected component of a decent education.
I really just have a question: What is the evidence that arts education supports academics? Is there any?
My children are students in this district.