Well, the budget-cutters are at it again. About 8 years ago now, I was first motivated to run for public office because of some poor budget choices by our then (and still) mayor in this city. As the son and grandson of musicians, she annoyed me by wading into a budget fray with her chainsaw, and the first thing she cut from the school budget was the Fine Arts director.
The city has since come back to its senses, and we now have a thriving art and music curriculum, with the presumed benefits across the board. Our high school show choir was at a national competition in the fall, which they won! and the orchestra travelled to Disney World in April to compete in another event. (they didn't win.)
But...isn't this "Ask a Vet"?