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Thu April 25, 2013
Arts education in Lansing with all the cutbacks
Last week, the Lansing School District and its teachers ratified a new contract that totally overhauls the way art and music will be taught in its schools.
Art, music and phys ed teachers will be replaced in Lansing elementary schools. Instead, contract consultants will teach those subjects alongside the regular classroom teachers.
This story got us wondering about the future of arts education in Michigan.
How can school districts who are coping with cuts in funding and eroding tax bases and population manage to still provide arts education?
How much does arts education really matter in these days of heavy emphasis on the STEM classes....science, technology, engineering and math?
Joining me now is Kathy White. She's the President and CEO of the Michigan Assessment Consortium and she is the Project Director of the Michigan Arts Education Instruction and Assessment Program.
Listen to the full interview above.