It is wonderful to see how children can learn through all the different facets
of education. No child is exactley like another, they all learn differently.
The arts may be the only way a child can comprehend the past so they can know
how to go forward in the future. The basics, of course are most important, but
a child may not be able to learn the basics without the help of inner well being
he/she recieves from the extras. I pray that your school is able to continue
all of its special programs.
This program is only one small part of what the funding pays for. The entire
arts program is at risk, not just one small(however important)performance. The
program as a whole needs to be saved. Arts funding in our schools is very
important and it would be a real loss if the funding is cut.
Silly? You were obviously not in attendance. There was nothing silly about this
program. Anyone who was there can testify to the fact that this was more than
your usual elementary school program. So much more. These children have been
forever changed for the better. And, not one of the 35 Veterans left that day
without expressing their gratitude for being part of something that honored them
in a way they have never been honored before. Without funding there may be
programs, but not one like this, not one like this.
There's a HUGE connection here to funding and Arts in Education. This is not about whether there would or would not be a Veterans Day program.
This is about the sad fact that many many schools are losing critical funding
that makes education of all our children possible. Yes, education
will still happen, there are many good people who would volunteer freely their
time and effort simply for the love of the children, but the quality and
quantity of what can happen is far greater when legislators keep money where it
does the most good. I would think that anyone who values children
and their education would want to STAND UP for them. What are you
willing to RATION so that the children, who are ALL OUR FUTURE, can have the
very best? Every child deserves the very best, in turn they will
give back to us the very best when we are decrepit and aging. What does your
future care mean to you? Yeah for schools who put educating the
children first, and who fight for the very best for them!!! Great article, my
privilege to know that somewhere out their the BEST is still good enough!
This doesn't need to come from the school budget. The PTA would gladly put
these assemblies on for free.
There are a few celebrations that should be remembered and honored in america
and honoring our soldiers, living and dead is one of them. It creates a unity of
a nation and those that have served it. For our government leaders to even think
of dishonoring them is and affront to every american. We should pledge
allegiance to our country and soldiers every day in school and if illegals are
offended, they are welcome to leave, permanently. Illegals and children of
illegals should not be allowed to participate in these celebrations, its
hypocrisy and a dishonor to our country.An illegal alien server at
the McDonald's window does not serve america though, and their contempt for
america is enough evidence. Using budget shortages is a poor excuse
to inhibit education in the classrooms. We all have a dual mind and half of it
is in the creative side of the brain. To inhibit the creative part of the mind
would be a big mistake and a loss for america. Arts and crafts stimulate
creativity and thought just as much as the technical and mathematical parts of
Our school had an amazing Veteran's Day celebration today too. Outstanding!
30-40 veterans attended and there was music, poetry and amazing stories.We didn't use any arts funding to make this happen. I have nothing
against the arts funding - it is great - but this story is kind of silly
implying that if the funding is cut, we can't have Veteran's Day programs.Strange angle!!