Creativity Being Kept Alive in Grand Rapids by WMCAT
A story from earlier this week by Michigan Radio provides a very personal look at how the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology is giving kids an outlet for creative expression and exploration. As art programs have been slashed in nearly all of Grand Rapids public schools, WMCAT has been able to fill the void. Keontay Seymour, a Grand Rapids public school student, and his mother discuss the impact the arts program has on his personal demeanor as well as his academics.
Perhaps when the pendulum swings away from the current reform and standardization ideals, districts will again realize the importance of a good arts education program in producing well-rounded and creative students.