I spent much of my childhood listening to music. It saddens me that school music programs are too often squeezed out to focus on hard sciences and raising test scores. Budget cuts haven't helped either. Conversely, in many high-performing Asian school systems, great effort is going toward giving students access to the arts to encourage creativity. Yet as we consider implementation of the Common Core, there is reason to add the arts back into the daily diet of our students, starting in the earliest grades. The Common Core calls for students to consume information and build literacy across media and ...
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