Monday, March 14, 2011

Iowa Boy Chuck Offenburger: Arts Ed in Iowa

"I really do believe that the high school programs in Iowa – and I'm including music, speech and drama right along with sports – are the best in the nation. A key reason for that is that in Iowa, the emphasis for at least 50 years has been on the educational values of all the activities, and educators are in charge of them. In two-thirds of the communities in Iowa, high school activities are a main source of local entertainment and the rallying point for generations of supporters. As a result, the local and state media pay twice as much attention to the activities as happens in most other states. For years I've told young people that there's no finer place to be a high school anything than right here in Iowa."


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