Music and Art May Soon Join Languages on the Endangered List at PA Elementary Schools

Art and music classes in Pennsylvania’s elementary schools may be headed down the same road as language instruction – desirable but dispensable, too costly in an era of ever-tightening public education budgets.

In Delaware County’s blue-collar Upper Darby school district, pressure to allocate more money and more classroom time to core academic subjects could trigger the elimination of elementary school music and art classes, physical-education teachers, and librarians this fall.

In high-achieving and prosperous Tredyffrin/Easttown, in Chester County, budgetary woes threaten elementary and middle school instrument instruction.

Click here to read the full article by Dan Hardy published in the Philadelphia Inquirer  (April 30, 2012).


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