Great article on the current state of music education and how important music technology is for the future of programs .

28 03 2010

Never has technology been more important to music education

Posted by jamesfrankel on March 25th, 2010

If you’ve been reading the newspapers, listening to the news, or following Facebook and Twitter updates over the past few months, then you know that music programs across the country are being cut at an alarming rate. Just yesterday I received an email from my former cooperating teacher in New Jersey letting me know that the elementary instrumental music program in the district is being cut next year due to drastic reductions in state funding. This district has one of the most respected music programs in the state, and this was certainly upsetting news to hear. This district is not the only one experiencing such challenges. Many of the music teachers and administrators in my PLN have posted status updates that they have lost their jobs and are looking for a new one. Music education is under attack. There are many music advocacy organizations making strident efforts to save school music programs, including and MENC. But is it enough?

Perhaps one of the reasons ……





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