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For the third time in six years a Pine-Richland School District choral group has … it,” said Rickard, who has been director at the high school since 2001. … a Gibsonia resident with a music education degree from Indiana University of …
Mosior, a graduate of Chambersburg Area High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science and bachelor of arts in music education and music.
“It’s a frustrating situation,” said music teacher Robert Constable, who told us students as well as teachers are frustrated, as music education is a big …
National Children’s Chorus, America’s leading youth choral institution is hosting auditions in Los …
… not have the means or access to music education. With school budget cuts currently a prevalent reality, our program is more important than ever.
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in our schools.
Derek, Rachel’s brother, is a 2015 graduate of the music education program. He is a band teacher at Strong Rock Christian School in Locust Grove, …
New Brownsville Independent School District (BISD) supervisor of … the University of North Texas, where he received his degree in music education.
Will classical music exist for another generation? If Karen Zorn has anything to do with it, it will thrive. “We don’t think of musicians as just performing artists,” Zorn, the president of Longy School of Music of Bard College, says. “We see them as agents of change...
BOSTON — At the same time that school music programs across the country are being downsized due to budget cuts, there’s one intensive music-education program that’s growing. And now Massachusetts has become the first state in the country to set aside funding for the...
Turn Up The Music Campaign Reaches Quarter Mark of $1M Pledge to Aid Ailing Music Education Programs in U.S. Schools
LOS ANGELES, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — International nonprofit The Young Americans announces today that its $1M Turn Up The Music campaign is close to the quarter mark, in its inaugural year with $225K in direct contributions already made to schools across...
The Wall Street Journal – August 23, 2016
Students Lose, Liberals Elated
California denies a constitutional challenge to failing schools.
Remember when progressives worked to break down the barriers to minority education? You know, Brown v. Board and all that. Well, nowadays good liberals rejoice when their judicial friends deny upward mobility to poor black and Hispanic children.
That’s how the left reacted to Monday’s decision by the California Supreme Court not to hear an appeal of the Vergara v. California case charging that the Golden State has systematically denied minority kids trapped in failing schools their constitutional right to an education. The plaintiffs, backed by some public-spirited donors, had won in lower court but lost on appeal and now the state Supreme Court has doomed tens of thousands to lives of diminished possibility, if not poverty.
“I am relieved by the court’s decision declining an appeal of the unanimous California Court of Appeal ruling upholding California educators’ due process rights,” declared Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers. At issue were the contractual powers of teachers that denied the due-process rights of students, but facts must be distorted when your first priority is protecting failure factories.
The plaintiffs in Vergara showed that 98% of teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are guaranteed a job for life after only 18 months on the job. Over a decade only 91 teachers in California had been fired, only 19 for subpar performance. Meanwhile, California students rank near the bottom in the country in reading and math.
The defeat for the students is also a victory for Governor Jerry Brown, who along with most of the state’s Democratic establishment sided with the unions. Congratulations, Governor, on another triumph for educational opportunity denied.
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