Music education advocates are working overtime to prevent budget cuts and spread awareness advocates alec damiano and anastasia landeros collaborated on an amazing documentary film entitled “listen” that explores the neglect of music education in the state of arizona. Funding cuts are also affecting the curriculum available to pupils, with one in 10 (9%) respondents reporting that either art, music or drama is no longer offered at their school about 20% said that one or more of these subjects has been given reduced timetable space.
If a school does not recognize the value of music education, the risk of music suffering serious budget cuts is heightened too often, school leaders and parents lack a true understanding of the importance of music education in a child’s development. While budgetary cuts across the board negatively impact schools, in most cases they decimated programs in music and the arts, robbing students of the intellectual, cognitive, and social benefits of these pursuits such needs, of course, are most acute in urban school districts like detroit, chicago, philadelphia, los angles and memphis.
Daniels’ district has yet to see vast budget cuts in the arts due to the public education enrichment fund, which provides funds to local elementary, middle and high schools a master arts plan was organized in 2005 to allocate funding for the most necessary components of the arts for 10 years.
The reality of budget cuts in schools – survey (9%) respondents reporting that either art, music or drama is no longer offered at their school about 20% said that one or more of these. Slowing the economy’s recovery from the recession school districts began cutting teachers and other employees in mid-2008 when the first round of budget cuts took effect, federal employment data show by mid-2012, local school districts had cut 351,000 jobs.
Why music is important to having a complete education with school budget cuts, and no music instruments, more and more people are beginning to realize the benefits of having music in education providing music as part of education helps develop intelligence that leads to greater success in school and in life.
These cuts weaken schools’ capacity to develop the intelligence and creativity of the next generation of workers and entrepreneurs budget cuts make it more difficult to extend instructional opportunities because extending learning time generally adds costs ©2015 center on budget and policy priorities.