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Fri Apr 21, 2023, 12:43 PM Apr 2023

did you have art and music in school? [View all]

when ppl start wondering where it all went wrong, my 1st thought is usually- when we started stripping the school systems for parts. i wonder if these broken ppl had art and music in their schools. it’s obviously 1 small factor, but it’s not zero, is it?

i’m old. i had art and music in school. but i went to catholic school and boy howdy do nuns love to make kids sing. dont remember how many credits in the arts you needed to graduate hs, but there was a requirement.

you? asking about grade school, cuz it gets complicated in hs. but feel free to comment.
how much did it matter to you?

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i had both art and music more than twice a week.
24 (26%)
i had art or music more than twice a week.
8 (9%)
i had both art and music at least weekly.
57 (61%)
i had art or music at least once a week.
3 (3%)
i had both art and music mostly as an extra curricular activity.
0 (0%)
i had art or music mostly as an extra curricular activity.
1 (1%)
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Art and music were just part of our public grade school curriculum in the '50s Ocelot II Apr 2023 #1
i went to a poor school. mopinko Apr 2023 #6
In high school I had neither. Xavier Breath Apr 2023 #2
Art and Music are essential wendyb-NC Apr 2023 #3
Republicans certainly don't see it that way. They want schools to prepare students for a life Chainfire Apr 2023 #5
fuck Republicans Celerity Apr 2023 #27
Absolutely. Have read numerous articles citing that music, especially, yields better school allegorical oracle Apr 2023 #16
I said other because Bettie Apr 2023 #4
yeah, that's why i asked about grade school. mopinko Apr 2023 #8
Weird. I was thinking of taking voice lessons Bettie Apr 2023 #9
well, it was a coincidence, sort of. mopinko Apr 2023 #11
That is super cool Bettie Apr 2023 #14
ya know, i think it's gonna be interesting mopinko Apr 2023 #23
In HS I had art twice a week. musette_sf Apr 2023 #7
Rural Midwest America: 1960's nevergiveup Apr 2023 #10
yeah, i suspect there's a divide there mopinko Apr 2023 #12
Appalachian public school, 1970s Withywindle Apr 2023 #13
Had music daily for most of my school life. Was in the band, concert and marching, for seven years. allegorical oracle Apr 2023 #15
I'm so glad I convinced my son to keep playing the cello through high school. SYFROYH Apr 2023 #17
I went to a Arts School from 5th to 12th grade. maxsolomon Apr 2023 #18
IIRC, it was only in high school. I was in segregated schools in Texas (Brown v. Board was decided CTyankee Apr 2023 #19
yes and I sucked at them both lol Takket Apr 2023 #20
I spent most of grade school in the Denver Public School System. yonder Apr 2023 #21
Yes, But... ProfessorGAC Apr 2023 #22
I'm 70 - went to a south side Chicago parochial grade school - taught by nuns. Talitha Apr 2023 #24
lol. i remember that song. mopinko Apr 2023 #28
Yep, I had 3 older siblings - they were a hard act to follow. Talitha Apr 2023 #30
Neither. Small Catholic School. lamp_shade Apr 2023 #25
Well shanti Apr 2023 #26
No music but I was an art major in high school nuxvomica Apr 2023 #29
I had both art and music but don't remember how many times a week. Was at least once a week. Raftergirl Apr 2023 #31
I can't answer the poll ExWhoDoesntCare Apr 2023 #32
Through the 8th grade DFW Apr 2023 #33
It mattered alot to me. Art and Music in Grade School, and JHS... electric_blue68 Apr 2023 #34
HS class of '75 in Chicago west burbs here. Art & music were mandatory thru Jr. Hi. Gidney N Cloyd Apr 2023 #35
my kids- mopinko Apr 2023 #36
+1 Gidney N Cloyd Apr 2023 #38
This sounds very interesting, and helpful. electric_blue68 Apr 2023 #44
Not really Retrograde Apr 2023 #37
I was exposed to art and music every day in Catholic Mr.Bill Apr 2023 #39
Yes both, I went to private elementary school also Raine Apr 2023 #40
you could probably pick it up again pretty easily. mopinko Apr 2023 #45
Public school and had both daily FreeState Apr 2023 #41
Grade school is more complicated for some of us. Ms. Toad Apr 2023 #42
Of course. I graduated high school pre-Reagan. Iggo Apr 2023 #43
Yes FelineOverlord Apr 2023 #46
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