Lately, some schools plan or already have taken away the arts programs from the schools and its students. Schools lose more money every year as budgets become lower. Many school districts have already decided that taking away these programs would help save money, The music and music programs should absolutely not be cut from schools because many jobs could be impacted or even lost. Students need to be able to have creativity in their lives and should be able to express themselves.
These programs are also essential for students going into college to study these programs. Lastly, studies show that students in these programs have shown to do much better in school than students who are not involved in the music or arts departments. What school administrators do not realize is the problems that could arise from these budget With these cuts some teachers can lose their jobs which do not help with the unemployment problem we have in America today.
Teachers, who have worked hard, event through many years of schooling end up losing their jobs or are forced to teacher other classes and losing their jobs after all their hard work is not fair to them. Many teachers Who end up teaching multiple classes end up becoming vendors. The numbers of art teachers are decreasing year by year. In an article written in 2011, it was planned to lay Off 4, 100 teachers to save up to 269 million dollars in New York alone (Phillips). Many of the people who support the arts claim that when money gets tight the first to be affected is the arts.
These budget cuts can be very devastating to teachers who have taught for many years then suddenly lose their jobs because of money troubles, Gene Amatol, a music teacher from New Jersey, says, “l never thought I loud be in a position to be 50-players old and no job, I have a masters in music and have some experience, And all of a sudden you’re kind of thrown on your back. ” Amatol taught for 20 years till he was laid off (Tracy). However, there are limited arguments supporting the arts programs being cut.
The main reason is just to save money tort the schools, and the second main reason is that art distracts students, and it makes them focus on extracurricular activities more than mathematics, English, and other academic subjects. Some people blame art and music for low test scores, but if they want to say that hose programs should take the blame for children not focusing on schools main subjects then they might as well cut sports and other clubs as well. Low test scores should not be blamed for certain classes or sports. If schools want their student’s grades to become higher then it is in the students hands to study more and pay attention.
The student has the choice whether or not to study for a test or do last night’s homework. Students should be allowed to express themselves if they are passionate about art. These students should have at least one exciting class so they do not have to sit in a classroom all day. They usually end up not paying attention and become bored anyways. People need to realize there are major positive affects that the arts programs can have on a child’s life. For music, it can help people concentrate and it improves people’s hearing and memory (Stilt). Students who learn to read music are basically learning a new language.
Music improves math and reading and upgrades creativity, social development, personality adjustment, and self-worth (“11 facts’), In art, it improves holistic health and supports emotional brainpower, Schools are extremely worried about test scores like the Stats, but what some schools do not know that studying in art actually can have an effect on these scores. Studies have shown those students who have studied art for four years or more scored 543 verbally and SAA in math. Students that have a half a year or less in art scored around 485 verbally and 502 in math (Stilt).
Students who have been in the arts program for more than four years are recognized for their academic achievements and for school attendance (“1 1 facts”). Students who are in art and music show to have better judgment skills, and are better with problem solving. It also can give some more motivation to go to school (Birdman). Cutting art will have a huge impact on everyone; if it is cut now for younger children then the future will be different than how it is today. An art teacher from Churchill school, in New York says ‘We as humans are designed to be well- rounded; we have two halves of the brain. ‘?re not ignoring that right side of the brain, but we’re certainly undeserving that side Of the brain” (Birdman). At the Pontiac Junior high school. The music and art program were going to be cut, but the school and the community helped raise money to keep the band aerogram going. The only reason why the band program is going today is because it is supported by the “band savers. ” Not only does this affect the school but it affects Pontiac Township high school as well. Fifth hand at the junior high were to be cut that means no new band students for the high school’s band.
As students graduate, the band becomes smaller and smaller to where there would be not much of a band or barely a band with students with not as much experience. Some schools only get at least one quarter of Art, but most schools will not be able to have art classes at all. Many students who would like to colleges and institutes for the arts, music, band, and the performing arts to study in their future careers. Schools today can give these students the practice and experience for their preparations in going to college.
If they start off early they become more skilled, and later in the future they may find out if they wanted to do something with it in their future careers They should not cut it for younger children either. In their art classes they learn the basics. The class helps them learn to draw, paint, and everything a young child should learn. Learning art at a monger age can definitely have positive affects for children in the future. Art is something major for children at a younger age in schools. All young children should start off with the experience of creativity in art.
Schools that have arts programs create Stronger learning environments for its students. They also come off as ‘Tees of a boring school”. Not many children, or teenagers like going to school Often, so Why take the one thing away from them that they actually enjoy. Many students like knowing the fact that after 45 minutes of sitting in a math class that the next period they get to go to an art class. It is like giving them a break from all the learning. There are many who oppose the idea of taking away the band, performing arts, and art classes away, but there are many who approve of it because it distracts students, and to save money.
It would be even better if it was even possible that more money would be just given to the schools so nothing would even have to be cut. Many think it be right for money to be given where it is needed. Since it is not that easy people have to fight for what they want and believe it, Students in school today are the future. Many jobs could be lost and lots tot changes would e made to the schools, Students also need the creativity in their lives, some students want to a future in art so they need to be prepared.