- Shannon Marsh
- South Korea
Teach for America
Is arts education something that should be school/ government supported, or community supported?
Time and again, arts programs have been shown to have enormous impact on students, helping disenfranchised students connect and grow and students across the board blossom and understand the interdisciplinary nature of music, theatre, dance and visual arts.
As arts programs are cut due to alarming budget shortages, should we reconsider where youth arts programs run? Since schools have less time, space and resources to run quality arts programs, is it better to look at the advantages community-based arts have for students? Is it best for the schools to ensure that every student has a chance to engage in the arts, or do students better connect with their communities when they take part with people closest to them?