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What are the Arts Good for Anyway?

by Carrie Swiggum 

Tags: art, public school, No Child Left Behind, Mozart, Greater Good,

frowny kid in art classArt is dwindling in public schools, thanks partly to the No Child Left Behind act passed in 2002. Greater Good examines the importance of the arts in today’s schools and society. More than just a treatise on why art is good, this article “Arts and Smarts” goes beyond the typical art-matters debate and hones in on why we really need art in kids’ lives today.  

Source: Greater Good

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