In Era of Standardized Tests, Does Art Have a Place in the Classroom?

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By Mary Thomas
Published May 30, 2013, in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

“Standardized tests do not measure creativity. It is creativity that will drive the future.”

That assertion by art teacher Christina Parker neatly summarizes arguments being made in favor of keeping the arts in schools as some programs face cuts — even elimination — by cash-strapped school districts working on budgets at this time of year. Read the full story.