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  •  I think you're right. (8+ / 0-)

    It's much easier to nix something that is perceived as a very individual thing than one that is more of a group/team effort.  It's also hard/impossible to have a high school band for games without an elementary and middle school band program.  And we all know how "valuable" sports are, literally.  Somehow art is seen as something reserved for a few talented people, perhaps even "elitist" and therefore suspect.

    What is lost when the arts or phys ed or social studies are neglected in education is the formation of well-rounded people who are prepared to make a good life for themselves.  People with lots of varying interests are more fun to be around and also are able to find more ways to satisfy/occupy/entertain themselves.  Maybe that's why conservatives are so unhappy.  They are boring, even to themselves.  ;-)

    -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

    by luckylizard on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 10:29:57 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah, band was the one thing that was around (1+ / 0-)
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      in my day.

      My older daughter, although she doesn't play an instrument (well, not a band instrument--she plays guitar like Daddy :)), goes to the football games mainly to hang out with her friends in the band :D

      "Maybe: it's a vicious little word that could slay me"--Sara Bareilles

      by ChurchofBruce on Sun Apr 08, 2012 at 11:24:30 PM PDT

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