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Can Glee Save Arts Education?

James Sims of the Huffington Post thinks so! He makes a great argument for it in his recent article. Here’s an excerpt. To read the full article click here.

With increasing educational budget cuts sweeping the nation, arts education is often one of the first programs to get slashed. Just as Glee was airing on Fox Tuesday night, the community of Fowlerville, Michigan announced it would be cutting band and art programs due to budget reductions.

In steps Glee.

“I actually heard from a guy who worked I think in the public school system somewhere in Washington state and he was like yes, we’re having tons of problems,” Brennan said. “He was like the one thing no one is touching now is Glee Club, which is such a fascinating blow back from this show.”

One Response

  1. “He was like the one thing no one is touching now is Glee Club, which is such a fascinating blow back from this show.”

    My question is: will Glee change people’s minds about the importance of the arts in schools, or (as I fear) will it simply keep a few glee clubs and show choirs around for just as long as the show is popular? The fact that glee clubs are being singled out for salvation seems to point to the trendiness of this shift in ideas.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for pop media participating in real dialogue about real issues. I’m just worried this Glee-inspired call to arms won’t last.

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