Minden Press-Herald

Tuesday
Sep 23rd

To Our School Board and Our Community: Arts in Education is Vital

Chris BroussardThis letter has been 20 years in the making. It was more than 20 years ago that we formed Cultural Crossroads and launched a crusade to bring more of the arts to our community and into our public schools.

At the time, there was some semblance of the arts. We had Cindy Madden at Richardson with her incredible musical/theatrical productions. We had Magdeline Quarles at Harper who provided excellent musical programs for the children. We had other teachers in place and some programs in place that provided some exposure to the arts in our public schools.
And we had opportunities for art enrichment from outside sources available to the various schools.

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