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The arts are part of a balanced education, providing America’s learners with crucial skills and knowledge they need to be productive, college- and career-ready individuals. Accordingly, all students have the right to an arts education that includes dance, media arts, music, theatre, and visual arts taught by certified arts educators in partnership with community providers.

Despite being part of a well-rounded education as stated in federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act, too often arts education is marginalized in America’s public schools. An education without the arts is inadequate, given the dramatic ways arts experiences change students’ lives academically and personally.


The arts are key to re-igniting students’ learning in the post-COVID-19 era and preparing them for success and happiness in a complicated 21st century world. To wit, arts education:

  • nurtures healthy, inclusive communities where all points of view are respected;
  • promotes cultural awareness and civil discourse;
  • supports the social and emotional well-being of students and fosters a
    welcoming and safe school environment; and
  • provides multiple pathways for every student’s creative voice and the communication of their ideas.

Therefore, my organization Warwick Music Inc. pledges to:

  • Actively support sustainable, equitable access to arts education programs for all students.
  • Encourage the sustainment or expansion of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular instruction in all arts areas.

Signed

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STEVEN GREENALL
President & CEO, Warwick Music Inc.


Please show your support by signing the Arts ARE Education Pledge.