Last week on the blog Lindsay put together a fantastic look at the data in support of Arts Education. Check it out here.
This week we’re going to look at Arts Education in words – what people say about the importance of Arts Education.
Click this link to download a printable PDF poster . Hang it in your classroom proudly. I think it sends a clear message that what happens in an arts education classroom is valuable and necessary.
Here are the quotes on the poster:
“[My high school drama teacher] opened my mind and soul to an exciting world of literature and communication…. All of a sudden I knew all these new things.”
A vibrant arts scene fosters an atmosphere of creativity – the kind that brings new ideas into workplaces and classrooms, stimulating communities and preparing youth for tomorrow’s challenges.”
Shantanu Narayen, President of the Board, Adobe Foundation
“I believe that creativity will be the currency of the 21st century.”
-Gerald Gordon, Ph.D.
“Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace: flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence.”
Joseph M. Calahan, Director of Corporate Communications, Xerox
“The basic problem gripping the workplace is not interest rates or inflation but the crisis of creativity. Ideas are what built American business. And it is the arts that build ideas.”
Richard Gurin, president and CEO of Binney & Smith
“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.”
President Barack Obama
“The arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”
Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft
“It is imperative that we continue to support the arts and arts education both on the national and local levels. The strength of every democracy is measured by its commitment to the arts.”
Charles Segars, CEO of Ovation
“I must study politics and war, that my sons may study mathematics and philosophy…in order to give their children the right to study painting, poetry, music and architecture.”
John Q. Adams
“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”