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Putting a value on arts education

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Schools around the country are facing cuts in areas related to the arts. With economic stress constantly looming, it often seems music education program cannot stay afloat. There are, however, those that fight every day to prove the value of music in public schools. Florida’s 89-point-one’s Laura McKeeman brings us more from a group of people who strongly support music in schools. They are hanging on to the existence of music in the classroom by a thread, but their grasps are firm and deliberate.

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