Would more arts classes improve student achievement?

Improving arts education should be a vital part of education reform, writes Sandra S. Ruppert, director of the Arts Education Partnership. On the 2008 National Assessment of Educational Progress, eighth-grade students could only answer visual arts questions correctly 42% of the time. Arts learning is important in developing students' critical thinking, Ruppert argues. She outlines five strategies to improve arts education in America, including providing equal access to classes and developing interest among young students.

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