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Essay on Arts Education

This guest essay by Donn Harris, who runs the Oakland School of the Arts, continues my earlier discussion in the blog post titled “Teaching Innovation.” The essay is contained in the newsletter, RSF Quarterly, and can be found on page 6 of the PDF document. Harris describes why arts education is so important, why it is better than the standardized test style of education, and why assessing it in a summative and data-driven way is so difficult. He reminds us, though, that the arts involve the things that make us… Read more Essay on Arts Education