Last year in 2018, 153 students took part as artists in the Arts Festival. We have 54,000 students in SFUSD. That means the percentage of student artists who took part in last year’s Art Festival was only .02%! With numbers like these, many folks are wondering: Is the money we spend on events like the SFUSD Arts Festival really worth it if they reach so few students?
As I look closely at the VAPA budget, I can see discrepancies in where the money is going. I’ve been asking about these for a while now, from the VAPA staff. So far, I’m not getting clear answers…
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This is a great visual history of social dance, highlighting some of the amazing contributions African-Americans have made in creating American culture.
10 years after approving AEMP, educators are asking if art and music instruction is really happening in “every school”, for “every student”, “every day”.
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Lately, I’ve been focused a lot on instrumental music. But visual art is also important. Here’s why we need to put the arts at the top of our priority list.
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