Lydia Kontos Makes Call for Increased Art Courses in Schools

Lydia Kontos Makes Call for Increased Art Courses in Schools

September 12, 2016

In an opinion piece, Lydia Kontos, executive director for Kaufman Music Center, argued that under ESSA, schools are now “empowered” to support music programs. She called for schools to increase arts courses that in turn, can help students in other academic areas. With state control under ESSA, local schools have a “chance to change the tune for the next generation of thinkers, scientists, artists and leaders.”