NYC & the Forgotten Art of Teaching the Arts

NYC & the Forgotten Art of Teaching the Arts

November 18, 2019

“Why, in the New York City public school system, are the arts still being relegated to the realm of the extracurricular?” asks Penny Smith, Executive Director of Education Through Music. In this piece, which argues in favor of supporting the arts in education as a way to help fuel the City’s creative industries, she also notes that the “well-rounded, content-rich syllabus set forth by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is achievable, but currently only by students in high-income communities. For everybody else, learning—and career—options are limited to as few subjects as their schools can afford.”