Why are many Indiana school corporations operating on their 2006 budget numbers?? Here's why:
Those of us who are familiar with the transformative power of fine arts experience understand there is a crisis in education today. Funding and viability of school fine arts programs go hand in hand. There is such a thing as quality and then there are qualities of quality.
A cash strapped public school corporation who cuts their professional art teachers and re-institutes a program with a non-certified, non-credentialed adult who administrates the fine arts program is not a substitute for professional with bonafide experience as fine arts educator.
"John F. Kennedy said: *A child miseducated is a child lost.
*Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.
*For in the final analysis, our most basic common link, is that we all inhabit this small planet, we all breathe the same air, we all cherish our children’s futures, and we are all mortal."