With the reduction of funding for educational programs on many levels, and with the unprecedented pressures put on schools, districts and states by the No Child Left Behind Act, responsibility for retaining arts programs rests with every arts educator, every parent and all community members. Today's education and political environments require the need to demonstrate political skills when advocating for the importance of arts programs.
Find out how to train yourself and others in school politics to ensure student-centered decisions in this tip sheet, Telling the Story: Proactive is Better than Reactive
Republished with permission of the Music Achievement Council. For more tips on keeping music strong in your schools, visit the site devoted to all things music advocacy: www.supportmusic.com.