Via KPCC: LAUSD's Bennett Kayser on Arts Education

Fri, 12/20/2013 - 12:25pm

Photo: Bennett Kayser

"In September, Los Angeles Unified School Board members voted 5-2 to order district officials to produce a budget for the new arts education plan published last summer. That budget was expected to be released Tuesday at a public committee hearing that's now been rescheduled to Dec. 12. 

Among those in favor of requiring administrators to produce an arts budget was district 5 board member Bennett Kayser, who represents Griffith Park east, South Gate and East Los Angeles. Kayser, a former L.A. Unified teacher, was elected to the school board in 2011.

The arts plan, which can be viewed online, and the yet-to-be-seen budget have been in the works since the board unanimously approved a measure to make the arts a core subject in Fall 2012


Kayser sat down for an interview with KPCC in his downtown Los Angeles office about his views on arts education. Here are some edited highlights of that conversation."  READ MORE AT KPCC...

Photo: Anthony Masters Photography