The following tools are intended to support your efforts to show up and speak out.

Workplace Preparedness & the Arts

Business and school leaders see the arts as key to preparing students to be creative workers for the global marketplace. 85 % of surveyed business executives indicated that they are currently having difficulty recruiting individuals who possess creative ability. The demand for creative people will increase as U.S. firms pursue innovation. Link to PDF: http://artsusa.org/pdf/get_involved/advocacy/research/2009/ready_innovate09.pdf

Washington State Basic Education Act

To these ends, the goals of each school district, with the involvement of parents and community members, shall be to provide opportunities for every student to develop the knowledge and skills essential to: ...(2) Know and apply the core concepts and principles of mathematics; social, physical, and life sciences; civics and history, including different cultures

Elementary & Secondary Education Act

Core Academic Subjects - The term `core academic subjects' means English, reading or language arts, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography. Link: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/index.html

AEM 2011: Speaking Points

Consider using some of the following speaking points in any speeches or announcements you may give regarding your Arts Education Month event. [download id=48]