The Mayor of Chicago, Illinois, thinks that more kids should be singing and dancing. Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced that he wants students to have two hours of arts education each week. The plan includes art, music, drama, and dance classes. Supporters say classes in the arts help boost creativity and keep students more focused in school. But critics of the plan say cash - strapped schools can't afford to add these classes. In fact, many schools are cutting them. Many people argue that subjects like math and English are more important than art and music, which kids can do after school. What do YOU think?
~ Scholastic News 12.03.12 edition