Keep Arts Education Strong in Philly Schools
  • Petitioned Philadelphia School Reform Commission

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Philadelphia School Reform Commission

Keep Arts Education Strong in Philly Schools

    1. Gretchen Walker
    2. Petition by

      Gretchen Walker

      Philadelphia, PA

The arts have a positive impact on our students, our schools and our communities. We urge the Philadelphia School Reform Commission and school leaders to encourage creativity, and to support and fund school-based arts teachers in all subjects (Instrumental Music, General & Vocal Music, Visual Arts, Dance and Drama) and all schools across the District.

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    • Robert Gold PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      The expression of visual and musical art is a gift, and an essential part of our human wiring. It needs to happen in schools, or for many kids, it just won't happen.

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    • staci marburg FORT WASHINGTON, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because Art is so important to our children and their future. Just the exposure is valuable, even if they are not artists!

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    • Robert Rivera-Amezola PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have found that as a teacher of English language learners the arts are in a unique position to bring language alive for students.

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    • Kristin Larsen WYNNEWOOD, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Without the arts, we threaten to zap every last bit of creativity, expression, independent and critical thinking out of our children. There's so much more to life than responding to multiple-choice questions!

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    • Phyllis Wilkins PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      Art education is needed in the school system.

      Its important because it could be a choice of having a job in the near future.

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