Beyond the Bubbles
Along with the scandals and the burnout that we are reading about more and more with every passing day, the real underreported crisis of the current education reform movement is that great kids are all too often getting “lost” in the maze of high-stakes testing. Music can helps kids “find” themselves during a formative time in their development, but all too often, it’s taking a back seat to math and reading assessment, and that’s wrong. Even worse, far too often music educators are arguing for the value of a classroom music education based on criteria such as how music benefits learning in other subjects and even how it helps to better prepare kids for Common Core testing. Music education should be, first and foremost, about the joy of experiencing and performing music, and NAfME’s new “Beyond the Bubbles” campaign is aimed at reminding advocates of exactly that.
for this webinar live on Thursday, Nov 21, 2013 from 7-8pm EDT.