Jan 29 2013

OPINION: Connecting Arts and Education

Measure A Supports School Arts Programs – 

Dear Editor,

 As an artist and as the Program Director for the Piedmont Center for the Arts, I have a unique perspective on the importance of arts education in our town. One reason that the Piedmont Center for the Arts has been a phenomenal success is because Piedmonters understand that engagement with the arts opens up our perceptions and allows us to discover new possibilities in our self and the world around us. We know that children naturally have an enthusiasm for discovery of self.  Self discovery is enhanced through the arts and is imperative to their overall development.

The PUSD has been able to maintain a comprehensive program in visual and performing arts, and in music, due in large part to the dedication of district leadership and the overwhelming community support for the school support tax for the past 27 years.
Measure A continues this tradition of community support and will allow PUSD to maintain an Arts education as part of its overall academic excellence.

Vote Yes on Measure A

Valerie Corvin

Program Director , Piedmont Center for the Arts, Piedmont Resident
Editors’ Note: The Piedmont Civic Association does not support or oppose candidates or ballot measures.

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