Music Is Important
Fine arts and Music Education should be funded and appreciated in schools, 10 years ago 20 percent of schools in the America had fine arts education; Now in 2016 between 3 and 4 percent of schools have fine arts education. Most students who are involved in Fine Arts Education can’t say it has affected their work ethic and non music classes negatively. I don’t understand what people think is so horrible about Music and Fine Arts Education, there are two articles and the first one is called “Why Should Music Be Taught In Schools” and it discusses how music education benefits schools for students and what positive impacts it has on students. The other article is called “The Truth About Why Music Is Cut From Schools” and it talks about why Music and Fine Arts Education is usually the first to get cut from a school budget.
In the article “Why Should Music Be Taught In Schools” they are discussing why they believe music should be in schools and how it benefits students and their work ethic. They believe Music and Fine Arts is equivalent to any other academic area in schools, and from personal experience i believe that too. For example the article states “Music and Fine Arts are an area of academic study equal to reading, writing, mathematics, and science.” Music and Fine Arts can also be used to help teach other subjects as well since some students find Music and Fine Arts interesting. Having students learn and develop through Music and Fine Arts is a privilege and to have people wanting to cut Music and Fine Arts is just disappointing.
In the article “The Truth About Why Music Is Cut From Schools” they discuss the real reasons why schools cut the Music and FIne Arts from their budget. One of the main reasons school boards think it’s okay to cut budgets for these programs is because they believe they are unnecessary and aren’t useful enough to help get students into college or help them become successful. Another reason is because they think music programs are weak but honestly some music teachers are bad at their job according to this article the author states “Bad teaching = Students quitting = Programs cut” and i truly believe it. These are only some of the many reasons why they believe cutting Music and Fine Arts Education is a good idea.
So in both of these articles something very similar about them is they are both giving advice for ways we can save Music and Fine Arts Education, but one of the differences with the article “The Truth About Why Music Is Cut From Schools” is that they are saying all of the reasons why budgets are being cut from schools they are trying to get you to see all of the reasons before you make your decision on whether or not budgets should be cut from schools. The other article “Why Should Music Be Taught In Schools” is discussing all the positives about why the Music and Fine Arts Education Program shouldn’t be cut and all the benefits and effects it has on the students.
I honestly agree with the article “Why Should Music Be Taught In Schools” because i honestly think the programs help benefit students. Being a music student myself i would always be involved in school activities and it motivated me to keep doing good in other school subjects. The other article “The Truth About Why Music Is Cut From Schools” has some right reasons for why they believe it should be cut but it does so much more good than it does bad. I think that any Music or Fine Arts student would agree that it impacts their school work and life positively and wouldn’t want to see something they enjoy doing come to an end.