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Re: importance of art education

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Sat, 15 May 1999 16:20:02 EDT

In a message dated 5/14/99 8:49:44 AM EST, writes:

<< I'm not sure I agree, but nevertheless, participation in art (and "the
arts") has been shown to improve school attendance and discipline.
Improvement in both of these can only help improve learning. And-if it
doesn't, why has the college board put out statistics that show higher
scores on the sat for students who've taken more than one year of an arts
course? Linda in NC >>
Studies have also shown that kids stop developing their 'right brains' after
the 1st grade if they don't get art ... and surely a fully developed brain
works better?
Much early 'seeding' doesn't have the short term results demanded by the
statisticians. Art makes us more human humans.