When we think about the vast amounts of information and knowledge preserved and archived by humanity over the centuries, it’s clear that there is so much knowledge available that no one person will ever come close to learning it all. With that in mind, what is important for children to learn and who should decide? Yes, this is a controversial topic, but think about it. Many public school programs have eliminated or severely cut arts programs while preserving other programs like math.
But where would the world be without people like Leonardo DaVinci or Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Arts programs naturally allow children to express their humanity, fears, hopes, dreams and ideas. That’s why Art in Action is so important. Check out Regina Kyle’s blog post about celebrating creativity in children and the Art in Action program.