Should Fine Arts Be Compulsory In Schools

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Writing Prompt: Music should be as much as a requirement as the current basic scholastic requirements in schools.
What if there was an activity that could improve a person 's academic scores and improve a student 's memory along with improving his attention span? What if there was something that could improve a high school ACT score in more than one academic area? What if that same activity also improved the social developmental part of a person 's brain? Luckily there is, and that activity is music, and the fine arts. However, most public schools do not require fine arts, or even have fine arts as an option. There are so many benefits of a fine arts department. Students who have a background in fine arts have consistently scored higher in math and reading, than their peers who do not have a musical background source. Musical students also have improved fine motor skills and longer attention spans. According to Dr. Christian Johnson, author of Journal for Research …show more content…

Having a music program in a school can drastically increase the scores of all the students in the school. No one can put a price on education. Through musical training, people with ADD or ADHD in schools can learn how to control their actions and learn how to concentrate on one thing at a time for a longer period of time, in ways not available to the children in schools where music and other fine arts are not offered. It is extremely beneficial to maintain an art and music program to allow students to access their full potential.
Because music is such a beneficial opportunity it would be wrong to not provide that opportunity to every student. Without the fine arts department the mathematics department and the English department would see drastically decreased test scores. Having a music department is nothing but benefit both the school and the students

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