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Arts Education Advocacy

Broadcast date: 8/28/2014

Arts education has been disappearing from California’s schools for the past thirty years. Currently, only 11% of public schools meet the state goal for arts instruction. The group Arts Education Advocatesbelieves education will prepare our students for the expectations of the twenty-first century workforce, which requires innovation, communication and collaboration.

One in six Southern California jobs are now in creative industries; including entertainment and communication arts, digital design, or product and industrial design. Arts Education Advocates is dedicated to getting the arts back into the classrooms to prepare children for the future.

Host Fred Munroe talks with Jenna Hartzell, Executive Director with ARTS Obispo, SLO County’s Arts Council, Sasha Irving, Programs Director with Studios on the Parkin Paso Robles, and Ellalina Emrich Keller, Principal of Georgia Brown Elementary School in Paso Robles about the importance of arts education and the efforts of this local alliance.

Central Coast Voices is sponsored by ACTION for Healthy Communities in collaboration with KCBX. 

Fred Munroe is a co-host of the KCBX talk show Central Coast Voices, heard every Thursday afternoon from 1:00-2:00. Fred has successfully divided his time as a local entrepreneur, political leader, and communicator. He owns and manages two local firms addressing personal travel planning and public transportation; Travel With Fred and Ridership Development Consultants.