>In a message dated 5/14/99 8:49:44 AM EST, fieldsl.us
><< 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'
>the 1st grade if they don't get art ... and surely a fully developed brain
>Much early 'seeding' doesn't have the short term results demanded by the
>statisticians. Art makes us more human humans.