Come on powers that be! Put more performing arts in schools!
Studying theatre can be a great starting point for careers such as teaching, law, and politics, not to mention broadcasting and performing. If this is the case why are classes in the performing arts the first classes on the chopping block when budgets get tight.
This week I had the opportunity to speak to the local school board about adding a theater course to the high school catalog. Classes in theater are often considered “fluff” in the educational world. I wish I could convince school authorities and students alike that courses in theater help students develop skills, traits and qualities of personality that will increase their opportunities in the future… whether or not they continue in theater.
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