Dear youth voices ,
Art is our way of exploring and expressing who we are . However art classes in public schools are being cut back or altogether eliminated, which takes out of a student’s ability to be creative and think outside of the box. Which can affect a student’s grades and test scores.
Most school districts claim that cutting art programs will improve academic ranking . However according to a study done by UCLA’s School of Education and Information program show that , “Student involvement in the arts is linked to higher academic performance, increased standardized test scores, greater involvement in the community and lower dropout rates.”. This shows how school districts are cutting the art classes for the wrong reasons.
Cuting art funding is a problem because as a student who goes to an art school , art is very important to me and my classmates . However we are very short on supplies and the supplies that we do have are run down . Which forces us to be limited with our artistic creativity .
All in all we need to work on better art funding to keep art programs open. Children in the future should have access to the arts and express themselves in artistic ways . With raising the funding for arts , we can make improvements for a better artistic future ,by making the world a more creative place .
Art Funding In Public Schools by Elyssa is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.