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Unformatted text preview: Melissa Wilkerson Sherry Lohmeyer ENC1102 November 8, 2007 We are the World We are the Future Imagine sending your children to school knowing that they are not getting the education that they deserve. Imagine putting children through thirteen years of gray silence. Imagine going into their class room and not seeing any art work, color, or character. This is what some legislators would like to see happen in schools all across America. However, these people don’t understand that children as well as adults need stimulants such as art and music in their lives in order to break up the monotony of everyday tasks. "Within two to three years, every school that cut arts showed a decrease in morale and attendance and an increase in vandalism and disruptions, and within three years most of them had to add extensive disciplinary staff to account for the problems that were created by not providing the full range of experiences that human beings need" (Rayala) I can understand why this is happening in schools without music. Students do get rowdy and restless when they sit in a stuffy classroom all day. “I am an endangered species, I am an art teacher.” Jeff Johnson. When teachers are saying things like this there is something wrong with our country. With school budget cuts, and no music instruments, more and more people are...
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