Shuler Questions Education Secretary at AEP Meeting

The April 9 Arts Education Partnership meeting in Washington, DC, featured both the chair of the National Endowment for the Arts Rocco Landesman and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

In his remarks, Landesman clarified his views on the centrality of the schools for arts education (see video).

In addition to an address about progress in arts education, Duncan replied to MENC President-Elect Scott C. Shuler’s question, “Should schools that fail to supply a complete core curriculum, including the arts, receive federal funding; and should states that fail to ensure a full core curriculum that includes the arts receive Race to the Top funds?” (see video).