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A Reprieve for Public Education?

April 24, 2012

According to SFGate, there is a new collaborative effort between public and private interests to restore art programs in California’s public schools.  Art education in California schools has declined since the passage of the notorious Proposition 13 in the 1970s and prior attempts to restore art programs have not been fully successful.  The circumstances apparently became worse in 2009 when schools were no longer required to use ‘art funds’ for actual art education programs.  With the budget shortages the funds were often allocated, by schools, to other areas.  Governor Gerry Brown is in support of the plan to restore art education.

Read more:  Effort Afoot to Restore Art in California Schools, Jill Tucker, SFGate.com, 4/23/2012