Monday, February 13, 2006
The No Child Left Behind Act has made music education core curriculum in public schools. Tom Fudge speaks with local organizers about the state of music education in San Diego as well as innovative programs that help keep the arts alive under the current budget constraints.
- Melanie D. Seales is the program director for International House of Blues Foundation here in San Diego.
- Monique Walden is an English teacher for Correa Middle school in San Diego who visited the Blues Schoolhouse with her 7th grade class.
- Karen Childress-Evans is the San Diego School District Director of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).
- Ron Jesse is the VAPA Coordinator for the San Diego office of Education. He oversees the needs of 42 school districts in San Diego county.