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Importance of Education in the Arts

"Arts education aids students in skills needed in the workplace:  flexibility, the ability to solve problems and communicate, the ability to learn new skills, to be creative and innovative, and to strive for excellence."

 - Joseph M. Calahan, Dir. of 
   Cooperate Cmmunications, 
   Xerox Corpoeration

"I believe that creativity will be the currency of the 21st century." 

   – Gerald Gordon, Ph.D.,   
      President/CEO, Fairfax County 
     (Virginia) Economic Development 

“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment."

– William Bennett, Former US
   Secretary of Education