Arts education as part of a balanced mind
Many people sadly see the Arts as frivolous, and think man must live by bread alone. Fact is, Arts education promotes problem solving abilities, engages the creative mind (some say right brain), promotes a sense of identity, and has been proven to reduce drop-out rates in schools. If all arts education is wrested from our society, we will be nothing but worker drones and leave no pyramids, Michaelangelos, Collisseums, Mozart symphonies, or Impressionist masterpieces to mark our uninspired existences. Promote the Arts! They are a vital need in a society that appears to be drowning in excess technology.