Music Education – Worth the time?
So many people question the presence of music in the elementary education curriculum. All this negative attention began when public schools began to cut extra curricular funding in an effort to make optimal use of struggling budgets. They cut Physical Education (exercise), Home Economics (cooking and knife sharpening), or even recess (playing). An opinion article at e-how written by Aaron Reynolds vaguely outlines the most common arguments against music education in elementary schools. Including that they are expensive, distract from the traditional classroom, and are “difficult to understand.” These arguments are a weak at best attempt to defend cutting music from elementary schools.
Just so we’re clear, none of Reynold’s attempts at an argument can h...Read More