Per-Capita Spending Falls in NYC Arts Education

The New York City public schools’ revised arts curriculum has yet to reach all students. “The Education Department has a spanking-new arts and music program this fall – but nearly 200 schools lack a full-time arts teacher and more than 500 do not have a music room, it was revealed yesterday. Meanwhile, arts funding has dropped to $57 per student from $63, school officials said yesterday after a City Council hearing on arts education.”