GuitarMikeB wrote: Money is short, and why should taxpayers who don't have kids participating in thes programs pay?
strongly disagree....using that same argument you could say the very same about special education and kids that have special needs.
does anyone really feel "well, my kid has no special needs so I shouldn't have to pay for the kids that do"?
I have to say I agree wholeheartedly w haley here....
Your assumption that it would do anything to lower the tax burden by not having benefit eligible school teachers teaching music programs. Children that participate in their school music program are known to have better grades in other subjects. I can't say enough about the music programs when I was in school. Those are some of the best memories of my life, and it led me to where I am now! I think that those school programs are a necessity in today's society and I wouldn't be for cutting one cent out of those budgets the children are our future and IMO those programs help keep kids out of trouble, better grades the benefits to society are immeasurable!