Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Who Needs the Arts and Creativity?

Just something to think about as we try to figure out why, exactly, we should be cutting arts programs in schools. "Creativity is not an exotic extra for education, like literacy it should be at the heart of national priorities." - Sir Ken Robinson

5 comments:

Neil Hanlon said...

Slightly confused by this post - The quote seems to be support creativity (and therefore the arts), but the wording of your post makes it seem as though you support cutting music and performing arts. Can you clarify this?

Jenna D said...

They should add a Facebook "Like" button to blogger because I like this :)

Dan Boyle said...

Neil, I guess my point may not have come through the sarcasm. I truly believe in the arts and creativity and wish that it were mandatory for ALL students. Hence, I have tried to have you work on a few creative projects already.

Neil Hanlon said...

That's what I figured you were trying to say, it just didn't read right for me! The fallouts of technology.. Not being able to transfer intenation over text. :(

Sue Densmore said...

The Arts, FTW!

I'm so enjoying your classes' blogs. And yours, of course. Makes me wish I could retake AmHist with you instead of that other individual I studied with... heh heh...