Why arts education is important for schools

02/15/2012 | Edutopia.org

Transformational leadership coach and former teacher Elena Aguilar in this blog advocates the inclusion of arts instruction in schools. The arts have offered individuals important forms of expression for tens of thousands of years, Aguilar argues, and should not be neglected for today's students, despite tight school budgets. Arts education unifies communities, contributes to students' success in other academic areas and offers many other benefits, Aguilar writes.

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