The children of today are being robbed of a good education. Budget cuts have altered the California education system drastically. I am a senior in high school, and I am fortunate enough to say that I was able to partake in extracurricular activities such as the arts programs. However, there are many children who will experience high school without such privileges.
Whenever a financial issue occurs in the education system, art programs are usually the first to go. I can honestly say that I would not be who I am today if not for show choir and drama. Drama taught me how to successfully speak in front of a crowd with ease, while show choir taught me how to be responsible and showed me the true meaning of dedication. Art programs help children grow into to more diverse and accepting human beings. Whether it be visual or performing arts, these programs are necessary. The ability to express oneself is extremely important in the process of discovering ones true potential.
I want to spread awareness. The children of today are prospective leaders, and depriving these children of a proper education is equivalent to depriving America of a safe and successful future.