My Girlfriend shared this quote with me today and I thought is was worth sharing...Thanks MAgs!
"We do not teach the arts to create great artists anymore than we teach math to create the next generation of mathematicians or language arts to create the next generation of writers. We teach the arts in our schools to create great people so they are empowered with skills and knowledge to be successful in life… to do great things regardless of the vocational pathway they choose." Steve Jobs
As an art teacher, I am a tad bit bias... but the quote is so true and I wish more people saw the importance of the arts in education!