I'm a little freaked out after learning Texas is facing a HUGE budget deficit. Even more freaked out that they're proposing cutting $5 Billion from public schools and SLASHING THE ARTS. Of course the arts are the first to go, they're not important. Who needs art? After finally finding something that I'm good at and love doing, it makes me just want to puke. Even worse, my kids will suffer. Man they love coming to art, I could toss crayons at them and they'd be happy with just that. Some of the kids have such a horrible home life, school is difficult for them, they have problems with other kids. Coming into art class releases them from their worries. It's a place where they're safe. How can you take that away from them? How can you take that away from thousands of art teachers who work so hard and put in so much overtime, and love and kindness? I don't know man. It hurts my heart. If only I lived in a world where art was important.
Anyone else experiencing this? Your thoughts? Your comforting words?