If you had to choose only one to have, which would it be? Could you choose? Are they not both components of the essence that is life?
For some years, whenever I have a kid approaching 6th grade, this is the letter I get from school. Due to what I can only assume is a lack of resources, kids have to choose if they’d prefer to have an art or a music class moving forward.
I have always felt, and continue to feel that this isn’t a choice kids should have to make.
Can you even separate art and music? Should we? What about language, storytelling, and culture – which are components of both – will kids at some point have to choose to leave behind some or all of those as well?