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The importance of the arts to learning.

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Lyna Kittelmann (lynak)
Sat, 28 Mar 1998 13:52:28 -0000

I really enjoyed reading Glennis Dolce's post about the parent who had
gotten involved in teaching art. I totally agree with her view point. I
often worry that in our drive to help our kids get "good jobs" we are
neglecting their overall education. The drive seems to be teach them to
read, do math, and write - period. These are necessary and noble goals,
but there is more to life than just learning to be gainfully employed.
By depriving our children of art and music, we are also depriving them of
history and the ability to problem solve in a creative manner. I feel it
is vitally important for children to have a well-rounded, quality,
education, then they will get "good jobs" because they will be ready to
serve society. It used to be that United States students had the benefit
of our well-rounded education system and we, as history bear, were able to
compete in a world market. Students from Europe and Asia, as well as the
South American students I have know, have a much narrower education. I
feel that we should not worry about being just like other countries and
instead education our children in the best way we know.

Lyna, 3rd, Idaho

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