Thursday, May 06, 2021

Letters

Music or Equity Coach

Is it really true that a music program is going to be cut at Adams School, providing money instead for an equity coach? Music is an extremely important subject for all children to learn. It has been proven time and time again that it can lead to better brain development.

Music can lead to increases in human connection, and even stress relief. As music is removed from schools, children will no longer receive these benefits unless they enroll in private lessons, which is much too expensive for some families. Music ignites all areas of child development and skills, including intellectual, social-emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and mind to work together.

It helps to improve students’ brainpower; it helps them to develop social skills; it helps them to build their confidence; it teaches them patience; it is a great form of expression; it teaches them discipline.

Why would you even consider cutting a music program? What a terrible idea. I will vote “No” on a budget that cuts music education.

Patricia Todd
Guilford

Editor’s note: The proposed education budget does not cut music programming at Adams Middle School.