Due to budget cuts and an increased focus in math and reading, music and art programs are being cut from schools across the country.
Art plays a huge role in child development. Art and music assist with motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, inventiveness, cultural awareness, and it improves overall academic performance. Art and music help kids to express themselves in ways they are otherwise limited to in other subjects such as Math and English. American schools have seen a drastic cut in these essential programs which have negatively impacted students.