Bringing the Arts and Trades to Education
Anisa’s Country Adventures
Over the recent decades, schools have seen a decline in what are considered “nonessential” course studies. Many schools have lost such classes as home economics, shop and arts programs from their curriculum for a variety of reasons that span from lack of funding to being nonessential.
The problems with losing these basic courses are many. First and foremost, not every student becomes a doctor, a teacher or a lawyer. Some become actors, musicians, ranchers and more. These fields require more than just the typical core math, English and science courses. They require handson experience that can only come from the classroom or individualized lessons. The core classes teach students through both visual and experimental, hands-on lesson plans. They allow the students to see examples and then practice the given subject matter directly. Therefore, extra-curricular studies can offer the same advantage to students who do not feel a calling toward careers that are considered traditional.
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