Here's why students should, and do, choose the arts
Career interest surveys show that some 15 percent of our teenage students are attracted to careers in art, music, theater, media arts and dance. Transcending labels of zip code, socio-economic status, race and ethnicity, American youth embraces the abiding values of creativity, entrepreneurship and cultural celebration.
Why is it, then, that the arts are often the first victims of school district budget-cuts, and that our guidance counselors rarely advocate for creative careers?
That was the underlying question addressed at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center, when the Cocoon Theatre International Beckett Festival hosted a Student Symposium, moderated by Terry Gipson, who served in the state Senate and is a double-degree theater professional. click here for full article