AN ESSENTIAL OF LIFE
There is no doubt that music is essential to the well being of any human. From the time that a human decided to blow air through a reed until the present, music has been an essential to the human mind, body, and soul. Without the ability to play or listen to music, mankindís existence is limited.
VITAL IN THE CLASSROOM
Many parents feel proud sending their sons and daughters to school because they know that their children are going to a place where they will be taught how to read, write, and add. However, any school that does not have music as a pillar of its curriculum, and any parent who does not believe that music is vital to their childrenís success, is not only laughable, but they are also a weed that is choking the budding minds of their children and students.
It is simply amazing how many parents and schools think that it is possible to give children a good education in the arts by simply taking them to see a ballet or touring an art gallery. It is this exact thinking that is depriving American students of an education that has endless breadth and depth. This mistake is causing American education to fall, day by day, year by year, into a pit of hell that Dante Alighieri could never dream of.
THE AMERICANS' PROTEST
There is a protest against the treatment of the arts in education. Many prominent leaders in business and government have been fighting for the arts for years now. Hopefully, others will join them in the American protest for creative life and hope.