Arts Education

photo:lightbulbArts education fosters creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration, skills needed to compete in a twenty-first century workforce. Studies affirm students who participate in the arts “[develop] the ability to innovate, communicate, and collaborate. Arts education in schools increases test scores across every subject area, lowers dropout rates and helps close the achievement gap regardless of  socioeconomic status.” (California Alliance for Arts Education)


To ensure all children, regardless of socioeconomic status, receive equitable access to arts education throughout their primary educational career, we will:

  • Support efforts to adopt arts education policies and implementation plans in each of the 81 school districts in Los Angeles County
  • Endorse legislation and policies that increase revenue for school districts
  • Promote the use of Federal Categorical Funds (such as Title I) to employ arts education strategies that reduce the achievement and opportunity gap for low income students
  • Advocate for school districts in Los Angeles County to adopt and protect arts as core curriculum
  • Establish arts education as a priority in school finance reform

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