Our First Lady said it best on The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC: “No one should ever think that dance and music and theater are a luxury…because for so many of our students, they are truly necessities. They’re the reason these kids show up [to school].”
The arts give a lot of people meaning in their lives. They aren’t an extra. They aren’t a luxury. They are the reasons that many of us get out of bed in the morning. Let’s do everything we can to ensure that every child has a right to express themselves through art.
Are you with me?