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Where you read it first | Friday, April 19, 2024

Natalie Olech

Natalie Olech is a first year who has not yet declared a major. They can be reached at

Materials from the 2022 Tufts Art Datathon are pictured.

Creative Currency: The politics of supporting arts education in public schools

In the American school system, it is easy to notice the emphasis placed on ‘traditional’ subjects: math, English, science, history and language. Of course, there’s a decent number of people that will continue to study these fields throughout their lives and careers, but what about those that are passionate about art or music? Does public education often disregard these paths, and is there more value to arts education than federal funding currently supports?

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