If you have ever participated in an art or music program in school, or have children or grandchildren who are in school, please take a short couple of minutes to go to this site and ask your congressmen to vote AGAINST the extreme cuts that will destroy these programs.
The arts provide a new way of thinking and coping with the world. It has been proven to be as valuable a tool in education as mathematics and reading are, as it provides access to different brain functions that are necessary to make a person complete. Those who are educated in the Arts are found to be more successful in all arenas of life.
To destroy that hope for the education of America's children is not the responsible thing for US leaders to do. I sincerely hope you will urge them to not go in that direction.