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Unformatted text preview: Bigelow1 Curtis Bigelow Lute Atieh CIS 100 24 August 2008 Arts in the public-school system The arts are important to everyone. Music is offered in 97 percent of public elementary schools in the United States. Although only about half of these schools offer general, instrumental, and vocal music in their instructional programs. (statistics) Many schools are dropping music and arts programs. Since 1993, legislators imposed revenue caps on public schools, causing school districts to make some hard decisions about ways they can cut back spending. Music and art programs were usually among the first to be cut back. More than 10 years later, the slashing of music and art programs is continuing. In addition to revenue controls, the recent Elementary and Secondary Education Act (often referred to as the No Child Left Behind law) Put in place by President Bush has left our schools with little hope for the Music and Arts programs. In hopes of by President Bush has left our schools with little hope for the Music and Arts programs....
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- Summer '08