A City Comptroller Who Supports the Arts

(via The Brian Lehrer Show: Missing: Arts in Schools - WNYC)

It may be unusual for a city comptroller to show up and speak about public policy in front of an audience full of arts educators, but that’s exactly what NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer did yesterday. He was making a special appearance at Face to Face, the annual conference for arts educators and arts organizations sponsored by the NYC Arts in Education Roundtable.  It was inspiring to hear him speak about the importance of investing real money back into arts education programs - especially focusing on putting full-time certified arts teachers back in our public schools.  Mr. Stringer had more than just words to back up that vision, he’s done his homework and crunched the numbers too.  Read his full report State of the Arts: A Plan to Boost Arts Education in New York City Schools.