Nonprofit Funds Big Arts Education Push
LA School Report | October 9, 2012
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The clamor to support arts education in LAUSD just got a lot more visible with the launch of a $4 million ad campaign that will appear on public buses and bus stops though out the city.
Arts education in Los Angeles has been drastically reduced for budgetary reasons and runs the risk of being altogether eliminated in 2013. The campaign, “Art Matters,” will promote the importance of art education by bringing the work of high-profile artists to the streets.
The argument that arts education promotes critical thinking and creativity is also what’s behind today’s school board proposal by Nury Martinez – who wants to make arts education part of the new common core curriculum.