Thursday, 7 June 2012

Quality Counts

Regarding arts funding debates:

The arts play a critical (and in America very neglected) role in civilizing our citizens. Cutting off funds for elementary and high school courses in the arts is a guaranteed way to beastialize our future citizens.

The lower the income, the less opportunity to catch the arts out of schools, the more school funding for the poorest. And I especially regret the lack of access of the poor to public horticulture. The more they choose these arts, the more they will demand a richer daily exposure to the indispensable arts of horticulture.

Even fiscally threatened cities like Detroit are finding it is helpful to encourage the poor to get better physical nourishment by turning abandoned land into urban farms.

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