Getting the “Reformers” on Board with Music

Maybe we need to try a new approach. Our so called “reformers” in education are so focused on standardized test scores that they won’t pay attention to anything else. This is so wrong. Our students are so much more than that.

So perhaps we try a somewhat subversive tactic. This study shows that music helps to develop cognitive schools that can be applied to other tasks. Well, if we can convince these “reformers” that studying music would INCREASE their precious standardized test scores, maybe they would begin to value music and perhaps other arts-education programs. Instead of cutting music programs, maybe they would start funding them again.

Okay, I know it’s silly to try to reason with these people but I thought this might just be a new approach.