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Society & Culture  (tags: MENC: The National Association for Music )

Marieemma
- 3722 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
-Ensure music and the other arts are included as a part of a balanced education addressing the whole child, to prepare them for the creative thinking necessary for success in the work force of His future.



   

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Marieemma T (227)
Wednesday April 8, 2009, 1:24 pm
Music and art education are an essential part of a balanced education, helping prepare our children for the creative thinking necessary for success in the work force and in life. Music education supporters are calling on our new Secretary of Education to identify music as a core subject for the No Child Left Behind Act, and recognize music education as a mandatory component of every public education curriculum in the United States of America.

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Marieemma T (227)
Wednesday April 8, 2009, 1:24 pm
Be it resolved that we, the undersigned, agree that all Americans should work to enhance and support music education in our nation's schools. To that end, we call on the U.S. Department of Education and all American leaders to:
-Mandate that music and the other arts be part of every child's core curriculum;
-Ensure music and the other arts are included as a part of a balanced education addressing the whole child, to prepare them for the creative thinking necessary for success in the work force of the future;
-Ensure qualified music teachers and sequential curricula be recognized as the basis for providing all students with substantive education in music and the other arts;
-Ensure programs in music and the other arts provide rigorous instruction, monitor progress and performance through meaningful assessment, and take place within a structure of accountability to school officials, parents, and the community.
Be it therefore resolved that the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind, not only identify music as a core subject, but also recognize music education as a mandatory component of every public education curriculum in the United States of America.
 

Marieemma T (227)
Wednesday April 8, 2009, 1:28 pm
Why Ask For More?
Just like kids need to have good nutrition on a daily basis, kids need to have their daily serving of the arts. Chances are, though, that your kids are not getting enough art—in or out of school. The arts are much more than just fun "extra" activities for kids. Studies have shown the far-reaching benefits of an arts education.
 

Marieemma T (227)
Wednesday April 8, 2009, 1:34 pm
To promote arts education to children, shows that the arts are beneficial as they encourage both children and parents to participate in the arts together. The characters’ adventures with the arts help kids develop creativity and self-expression while emphasizing teamwork, friendship, and exploration.

First graders who received instruction in music listening had significantly higher reading scores than those first graders who did not receive the instruction but were similar in age, IQ and socioeconomic status. The same teacher taught reading to all the students. Those given music instruction were taught for 40 minutes a day for 7 months and learned to recognize melodic and rhythmic elements in folk songs. They scored in the 88th percentile for reading performance and the non-instructed control group scored in the 72nd percentile.

Elements of music and reading are highly related in first graders. Students were tested on various elements of music and reading and a strong relationship was found between a student's awareness of pitch and their ability to sound out material in reading--material that included standard language and phonetic material.
 

Jamie L (195)
Wednesday April 8, 2009, 6:18 pm
I put your petition on my petition thread. Hugs! Signed and noted! :)
 

Kathy W (299)
Wednesday April 8, 2009, 6:29 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Marieemma.
 

Teresa del Castillo (1519)
Wednesday April 8, 2009, 8:08 pm
I can´t agree more with this note. Thanks amiga.
 

Babu Varma (35)
Thursday April 9, 2009, 5:05 am
Noted with thanks and signed dear Marieemma
 

ROBIN M (312)
Thursday April 9, 2009, 6:33 am
SIGNED AND NOTED.
 

Susan M (239)
Thursday April 9, 2009, 7:26 pm
NOTED AND SIGNED THANK-YOU
 

claudio p (2)
Saturday April 11, 2009, 10:38 am
............someone wrote: "let the children play"..........so let it be so............maybe they can have the chance to evolve.........and make the world a better place to live. Claudio from Italy. I picked up a guitar when I was 13 now I'm close to 50...........and still play my axe........! think about it.
 
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