As several of you know, my master’s degree was in Educational Administration. While I never left music education to take an administrative position, I maintained several professional memberships in administrative organizations and subscribed to many of their journals and publications. I felt that, by reading their articles, I was better equipped to understand their perspective, talk their language and it helped me when advocating for my music program.
This month’s article comes from such a source, where the author talks to superintendents about why it’s important to fund their music programs and creative sources of revenue to do so.
From Superintendent Linda Wagner (Anaheim City School District): Music is too important to not be in the core system. That’s where we’re heading. We want every child to have music education during the school week.