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The following scenario is an impressionistic picture of the arts and education, and it may be thought of as a play or a dance that helps us move from what currently is to what could be. The contents are neither a literal description of our history, nor an exact depiction of current reality in Pennsylvania. But, if we correctly capture our current challenges and open possibilities around our desired state, the scenario could help us design public policies to achieve that desired state. Please take 10-20 minutes to read and react to this scenario. At the end of each section, indicate the degree to which you agree with the associated statement, then be sure to share your thoughts about the section. We will use your comments and those of others as we develop specific recommendations to be included in the February 2012 policy report. So, suspend belief for the moment and sit in on the following hypothetical discussion−and, most importantly, participate in the conversation.