STUDENTS DECLARATION OF RIGHTSadmin2020-04-01T14:09:05-07:00
WE DESERVE GREAT ARTS EDUCATION
1. I have the right to participate and succeed in high-quality courses in all the arts disciplines as part of my basic education, regardless of my background, culture, language or place of residence.
2. I have the same right to fully develop my creative potential at every grade level and not be excluded for any reason.
3. I have the right to engage in arts education that reflects, respects and builds on my culture, language and background.
4. I have the right to receive the resources I need to be successful in my arts studies in dance, music, theatre, media and visual arts, including the proper supplies and facilities, and specially qualified teachers and curriculum that honor all cultures and languages.
5. I have the right to be supported by leaders in my community and school who understand the benefits of an arts education to prepare me for college, career, and life.
6. I have the right to learn and practice the arts in a positive environment where everyone understands and acts on the knowledge that I am engaging in valuable and important work.
Districts with Documented Sequential Arts Curricula in King County
Cultures are judged on the basis of their arts; and most cultures and most historical eras have not doubted the importance of studying the arts. . . . Letâ€™s remember why societies have always included the arts in every childâ€™s education. The reason is simple. The arts are a fundamentally important part of culture, and an education without them is an impoverished education, leading to an impoverished society.
ELLEN WINNER, LOIS HETLAND ET AL â€¢ THE ARTS AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT : WHAT THE EVIDENCE SHOWS
How much do you value the arts as individual subjects and as a school district? If you value the arts, the resources follow.