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Risk is in not supporting youth music education

10:26 AM, Feb. 11, 2014
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Over the years, I have heard a lot of talk, both in educational and artistic circles, about the benefits of arts education. Alas, most of these conversations focused on the connection between music and math or how students who participate in the arts have higher scores on standardized tests.

While these studies may show positive correlations, nobody I know enjoys singing because he or she will suddenly be better at balancing a checkbook. Why, then, are the arts important for students who are defined as "at risk" of dropping out of school or "at risk" of failing math? Shouldn't we just give them ...

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