In August, the gruesome murder of James Foley stunned the world. His death was a vivid reminder of the risks journalists take in service to democracy. Since 2011, 66 journalists have died in Syria alone and another 30 are missing, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. This is not acceptable.
Research tells us that the arts play a crucial role in improving students' abilities to learn, because they draw on a range of intelligences and learning styles, not just linguistic and logical-mathematic intelligence upon which most schools are based. It is the reason I support and am passionate about art education.