08/19/12

Arts interest => Social Responsibility

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An interesting article (“Interest in Arts Predicts Social Responsibility“) in Science Daily reports a U of Illinois at Chicago study. “People with an active interest in the arts contribute more to society than those with little or no such interest, researchers found. …. Participation in the arts predicted civic engagement, tolerance, and altruism.”

Tell me again why politicians want to cut arts funding and arts education? Cutting arts education to ‘save $’  is like cutting off your head to lose weight. Very effective for a very short time and then there is a terrible mess and problems for a long time afterwards…

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