Why are the Arts Important to Education?
"To succeed today and in the future, America's children will need to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative. The best way to foster that creativity is through arts education."
-Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
"The purpose of arts education is not to produce more artists, though that is a by-product. The real purpose of arts education is to create complete human beings capable of leading successful and productive lives in a free society."
-Dana Gioia, Poet and Former Chairman, national Endowment for the Arts
Article "Bill Cirone: Arts Education is Essential and Deserves Support"
Article National Art Education Association-"10 Lessons the Arts Teach"-Elliot Eisner