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Old 08-31-2009, 12:30 AM
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Default Re: Todays Local Paper, Music Dropped

I have seen this a lot lately. It depends on the district, but things like art, music and sports are not government mandated. What is government mandated is 'English as a second language education.' Obviously people need to be able to speak English more than they need to play a trumpet. I am sure it would be very district dependent, but I think demographics shifts play a large part in burdening individual school systems beyond their capacity to continue to offer things that aren't absolutely essential.
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