Music programs are often overlooked in school budgets, where other things are prioritized over music education. However, there is evidence to show that the absence of music can impact overall education in more ways than imagined. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com
Back in high school, if there was one thing I could rely on every year, it was the annual threat that the music program would be cut. Usually, by the time the budget passed in April, these threats became meaningless and the program was saved. However, it was frustrating to hear that every year, the schools would prioritize everything else above music education.
Music education is often not prioritized in the way it should be. However, it has numerous benefits — in terms of other academics as well as from a neurological standpoint — and schools everywhere should take this into account before looking to cut certain programs. Full story.
Anika Veeraraghav (The Daily Campus) / January 27, 2021