Education Week arrives in my email regularly. The intriguing title article today asked whether music or football represented a better value in today’s K-12 education.
Eduhonesty: The fact that we can even pose this as an either/or question tells us what a mess American education has become. For one thing, traditionally we managed to find room in the school day for music classes while football happened after school. We should still find time for music during the school day.
Now, more than ever, in this time of cluster bomb testing, our students need mental breaks. I lost about 10% of my year to testing this year. With a little rearrangement, I’m sure we could get some music classes in there somewhere.