There are certain statements you’ll never hear:
Writing is an elective. Math is only available as part of after-school enrichment. A parent comes in once per semester to do Science with the kids. We have a local Reading group visit the school to meet standards.
It should be just as shocking to hear these things about the arts because arts are core. They are required under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Washington has State Arts Standards in five disciplines:
The arts are not an elective, they are a fundamental right for all students across Washington.