Schools continue to suffer budget woes, forcing cuts educators would rather not make. Often, programs like art and music education are the first to go. A recent three year study from the University of Chicago indicates arts education isn't a frill. It's essential, and its impact on low income children is particularly significant. Can we afford arts education? Can our kids afford to lose it?
Nick Rabkin, Research Affiliate, NORC, University of Chicago
Pamela DiPasquale, Director of Education, Cleveland PlayHouse
Kristen Cliffel, Sculptor and Teaching Artist for Ohio Arts Council, Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio, and Art House's Urban Bright Program
Richard Goodright, Superintendent, Massillon City Schools