Through artist residencies, the PCA’s Arts in Education (AIE) program enables artists to help others explore and develop their creativity and artistic skills in a variety of educational, community and institutional settings. A 2006 national survey by the Center on Education Policy , an independent advocacy organization in Washington, DC, found that in the five years after enactment of NCLB, 44 percent of districts had increased instruction time in elementary school English language arts and math while decreasing time spent on other subjects.
Nearly every school now offers at least some arts instruction and cultural programming, yet in 2007-08, only 45 percent of elementary schools and 33 percent of middle schools provided education in all four required art forms, according to an analysis by the New York City Department of Education , and only 34 percent of high schools offered students the opportunity to exceed the minimum graduation requirement.
The Minneapolis and Chicago communities, too, are forging partnerships with their vibrant arts and cultural resources to infuse the schools with rich comprehensive, sustainable programs – not add-ons that come and go with this year’s budget or administrator.
What I read later makes me think these comments were a later invention mixing up what he wrote about the province of Bengal in his essay on Clive (which later inspired Churchill) and given a cynical spin for the benefit of someone making a case against English education.
Programmes offered by the School of Arts Education include undergraduate and postgraduate courses at Certificate, Diploma, Masters and Doctoral Level that forge connections within physical education and within each arts area, as well as across the broad field of education theory, research and practice.