JFK, Arne Duncan and CCSS: The arts in your child’s education?

Posted on 2013 November 26 Tuesday

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Help to support Education. Support the Arts, not high stakes testing. Support learning over regurgitation, creative and innovative thinking over blind obedience.

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How important are the arts in the education of your child?
Here are three revealing quotations.

JFK b“When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the areas of man’s concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his experience. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses. For art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstones of our judgment. The artist… faithful to his personal vision of reality, becomes the last champion of the individual mind and sensibility against an intrusive society and an offensive state.”
– John F. Kennedy (Read HERE.)

Duncan b“It’s fascinating to me that some of the pushback is coming from, sort of, white suburban moms who – all of a sudden – their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were, and that’s…

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