Condoleezza Rice: It's Appalling That People Talk About the Arts as Extracurricular
Posted by Mar 22, 2012 2 comments
Earlier this week on PBS NewsHour, Condoleezza Rice was interviewed (along with former New York City Department of Education Chancellor Joel Klein) about a new report by the Council on Foreign Relations that links education reform with national security.
While discussing the topic, the former U.S. Secretary of State and accomplished pianist was also asked about the state of arts education in America.
Here are Rice's comments:
What do you think about her statements?
Klein's remarks that arts spending went up significantly during Bloomberg's tenure is disingenuous. Yes, arts teacher salaries increased. All other arts spending categories have declined precipitously. This report is based on DOE's own data: http://www.caenyc.org/sites/default/files/docs/CAE%20Arts%20Spending%20R...
Who in the Arts even cares what this women has to say any longer???????