Art Education Cuts in American Schools In a recent study taking place in 2008 we have discovered that eighty percent of schools nationwide have made budget cuts to their public education programs (Boyd 1).Why are eighty percent of public schools facing funding decreases and how are they cutting out arts programs to keep funds in education? Throughout America, school systems have decided to reduce the budget of or completely cut the art programs in public schools. (don’t know where to put this) With the recent economic downturn in 2007-2009, states have made budget cuts in public K-12 education systems. With the statewide budgets being decreased, less money is available to be spread amongst the individual counties.
Before making any cuts to specific sport clubs or implementing a participation fee we decided to obey two explicit rules throughout the process of the budget revision. The first rule is to ensure that athletics are equally fair throughout the school regardless of sport. Each student should feel that their
Chicago sadly isn 't alone in these cuts, Philadelphia schools have started to follow this unfortunate trend. With the millions of dollars that was cut from their budgets they had to eliminate the art and music programs (Fang). Music and art programs seem to be the easiest things to cut now. Music programs obviously are not the money makers of the school, most concerts are free and are put on for entertainment, not financial gains. In an article titled “Why Schools are Cutting Fine Arts Education" the author comes up with a simple solution, “why not cut funding equally to all programs to keep them, although slightly smaller, still existent” (Why Schools are Cutting Fine Arts Education).
As said in the article The Secret To Fixing Bad Schools “students need to become thinkers not test takers. ” They should be able to take more classes they are interested in rather than classes they need just for graduation required credits. Schools need to have more academic achievement appreciation rather than only appreciating the athletic students. Although Bostein points out America’s education system seems to be the main issue in preparing our children for the future, he is a bit too extreme with this ideas.
High School Sports Should be Funded Every year 300,000 students are participating in sports (Gould 1). The School District has been funding the athletics program, which has been benefiting many of the students’ lives for several years. The discontinuation of high school sports will cause many students to loose the health, social and educational benefits provided by participating in athletics. The School District should continue to fund sports because they benefit students.
Teachers, especially teachers who specialize in the arts, are now having difficulty finding jobs in their field because of the limited spots available. They are being forced to teach subjects that they are not familiar with just to find a job. School boards are also the ones who have to deal with budget cuts and decide what needs to be taken out of the
The students will have to work hard to play the sport and have good grades so they can play. I believe that high schools shouldn’t take away sports because they will be encouraged to do well in class. If you play a sport in high school it could help you get a better job with good pay. In article 2 it
Combined with the 2000’s recession crises, many high schools and elementary schools have decreased resources or even cut classes in subject areas that are not part of No Child Left Behind 's accountability standards. Since 2007, almost 71% of schools have reduced instruction time in subjects such as art and music to provide more funding to Math and English (http://www.ed.gov/esea). In some schools, even though art and music remain available, students who are not on level with basic skills are sent to remedial reading or math classes rather the other optional
In today 's world schools spend too much money on after school sports and might get rid of them. Although many students think getting rid of after school sport is not necessary; schools save much more money now and a more percentage of students pass their classes because the schools use the money for educational purposes. Therefore, districts should get rid of after school sports because they are too expensive, students grades are dropping, and kids are not paying enough attention in class.
Michael P. Auerbach, a journalist that argues that school fees should not effect if you can play in sports or other school activities state's, “School administrators have begun charging fees for classroom supplies,school athletic programs,academic clubs, and other activities.” Which if you do not pay you do not get to participate. gTo me that is unfair. A kid that wants to be involved in a sport but cant just because of money. Michael P. Auerbach,a journalist that notices that, “In light of these current trends, most school districts in the united states have been forced to implement budgets that cut programs, reduce staff, and also close schools.”
For many years, schools around the nation have focused on sports instead of their academic studies. Many studies show that these activities are harming places of learning. Therefore, districts around the country should stop this after class past time to save money, reduce the child’s stress, and to increase the learners grades As many Americans know, money can help to achieve a great education. In an article “Should Your School Get Rid of Sports”, it was found that “many schools can not afford to repair classrooms due to the lack of funding”(Ripley 10).The biggest events the schools have to pay for are the games, they have to pay for the concession stands, to clean up after the kids who leave their trash and they have to repair the bleachers
Yes, some schools do have a strong artistic department; but more schools, especially those in areas serving low income families where money must be carefully spent, choose the arts as the first program to go when changes must be made to keep the school open. Studies have been conducted to view the extent of these cuts, both on a national and statewide level. The Center on Education Policy found cuts in the amount of time spent teaching the arts in 30% of school districts with at least one underperforming elementary school (Dwyer 31). The National Center for Education Statistics reported that 12% of public secondary schools offered dance instruction during 2008-2009 (Parsad and Spiegelman 43).
Amanda Ripley demonstrates the consequences for having school sports in “The Case Against High School Sports” because schools are spending too much money on their sports and can be solved. The author brings to the reader’s eye that sports cost way too much money and should be cut. I think Ripley is wrong because even though it cost a lot of money, they should still keep the sports. If they cut the sports, then it’s not fair to the students that are graduating because they could of had a chance to get a scholarship. If the schools cut the sports, then there is no chance for the students.
Coming upon my junior year of high school, educational decisions by the Jefferson County School board was slowly coming to an issue throughout the whole district. Many parents, students, and community supporters were frowning upon a particular group of people within the board that had put teachers and students at a disadvantage in education. They were re-evaluating teachers and their income for their own benefit. Teachers would be subsequently be sacrificing a chunk of their income and their work they put into the school, so that the board members and even the superintendent would have an extra raise in their salary. Along that, they were putting pressure on school administration to be tougher on students and that also inevitably made their
The answer is very clear in some cases, and it begins with entertainment. Our society puts so much time and effort into sports because of the revenue and entertainment provided. Today, it is acceptable to spend so much on high school sports, because all around the nation’s sports are at the core of our entertainment. By making a profit on selling sports to our community, the values of the school’s activities changes. The visual arts are not as broadcasted as sports, so they are not listed as important.