A Compelling (And Inspiring) Case For Arts Education

“We’re taking kids and giving them a skill and teaching them to make better decisions. If they can just get better grades and get a high school diploma, they provide $1.2 million in taxes over their lifetime. What this program costs, they would pay back to society in just four to six years. I think we’re saving the community lots of money, but we’re also playing a high level of music, and sharing that. We want to have pockets of communities all over the city celebrating their kids.”

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer 12/06/11