Why don't I care? I asked my shrink. My print column is up.
UPDATE: The first commenter on the column stepped up to the plate and suggested cutting gym teachers and gym time instead. I applaud the suggestion but just imagine what our First Lady would say.
UPDATE II: From the mailbag:
I read your column today - Why stop at music and arts? Lets get rid of football, basketball, cheerleading, and all clubs. Lets continue to raise a bunch of zombies. Have you ever been to Upper Darby Performing arts? I would like to know if you have ever been to a district art show, or a band concert? May be you might have a different view. Elizabeth WilliamsTo which I replied...
Ms. Williams, I can guarantee you that going to a district art show or band concert would not change my view about this minor restructuring of district's elementary school arts programs.
But I would be supportive of anyone who wanted to started a charter School for the Performing Arts? In the meantime, I will continue to consult my shrink to see if I can get my mind right.