Arts help round out students

Southwest High School student, Amanda Smith adds the finishing touches to a drawing during free time in class on Feb. 27. PHOTO SA’MAYA HARRIS

In a world where the United States is ranked 38th out of 71 countries in math, and 24th in science, one might start to wonder why schools keep funding arts programs as opposed to adding more core curricular classes like math, English and science.

The answer has to do with how art not only helps develop young students’ minds but also helps them do better in other classes such as math and English.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.