Core standards are wanted for teaching art in schools
Advocates for art education came up with a new idea to promote culture between the little ones. In order to make schools focus on art again, they want to convince schools to adopt new art standards. Among their many and diverse arguments, it's been put an accent on the Bush era testing-polices. As it is known, these have prompted schools to cut off art resulting in children passing more math and reading tests, which are considered more essential for the kid’s development. A National Core Arts Standards, for the teaching of music, visual art, dance and drama, has been brought into discussion. According to Narric Rome, Vice President of Government Affairs & Arts Education at Americans for the Arts, a Washington, D.C., advocacy group, already three states (Arkansas, Kansas and Nebraska) adopted version of the standards with ten other states considering the same actions. Even though, all the 50 states already have art standards, very few students take an art course. Unfortunately, even if they succeed, it's unclear if new standards will mean more art for children. It's to be seen if advocates will manage to bring funds for art courses in schools and make sure that the students are taking advantage of it."