Are the Arts Important?

Submitted by patty.tew on Mon, 11/18/2013 - 15:49

Are the Arts Important?  By Briana Wright

Some people say that in school you are supposed to just learn the usual things like reading, writing and math. They say students shouldn’t waste their time doing the arts, just focus on what you are going to be tested on.  

But I say we should have the arts.  We need the arts because they are just as important as all the other stuff like reading, writing and math.  It’s important to have this art residency because you can learn different cultures.  You can learn things that people do in different cultures.  For example, people in Hawaii used to do Hula and then it was forbidden until they realized it was important. 

          I’m glad that we have arts in our school.  I will be asking students about their opinion on the arts.  Stay tuned.

Briana Wright