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Should the performing arts receive equal as sports The performing arts have been proven to increase a childs mind Yet sports keep the mind and body strong This is a debate that has being going on for the past 20 years On whether funding should be used to fund sports or the performing arts People argue for both sides Today I am arguing for the performing arts Music education being the right of all children it must be taught in appropriate ways suggested by the geographical cultural and social environment 3 And yes that is true Every child should have the write to experience Every person in every culture is introduced to some form of music Whether a person lives in Asia Africa Italy or the USA That person is introduced to the kind of music in that culture But scientists have said time after time that Music lessons appear to strengthen the links between brain neutrons and build new spatial reasoning says psychologist Frances Rauscher of University of California-Irving The thought of teaching music in schools did not even begin until the late 1970s According to Bill Ivey who is the Chairman National Endowment for the Arts By the late 1970s we began to realize that along with scientific knowledge and physical fitness we needed to feed the imagination of students with arts Ivey 56 Which says something about the United States This country is always saying how everything is done for the future of this country the children Then how come the idea of teaching music wasnt thought of till then But at least the USA decided to mandate that the arts be taught in schools from elementary to high school Not just in elementary schools or in high schools as electives but as a comprehensive sequential curriculum taught by qualified teachers beginning with pre-school instruction and continuing with required courses for high school graduation Ivey 55 Later into the 1980s the United
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