Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Congo Kids create and fund their city's first Orchestra. Giving locals hope and wonder! While across the Ocean, Mariah Carey campaigns to save music and culture for our own children in United States. The richest country in the world!

Because of Recent budget cuts. Many states have put many music education programs at risk. From Providence to Portland, communities have reduced or eliminated public school music programs. This is occurring in spite of the growing body of research that documents the benefits of music education and some overwhelming public support. An astounding 95 percent of Americans believe that music is a key component in a child’s well-rounded education, according to a 2003 Gallup Survey. (CBS News)

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