Feb. 28, 2012
-- New York Journal of Books reviewer Kathy Barber Hersh praises, "Schools across the country are under pressure to teach more math and science courses. Since educational funding is finite many are eliminating art, music, and drama in the process. The authors of The Muses Go to School have provided fresh proof of the vital role the arts plays in educating students. Though the evidence in the book is anecdotal, it is compelling".
Ms. Hersh also writes, "Whoopi Goldberg, world-renowned comedian, actor, talk show host and social activist, is dyslexic. As a child, she had trouble reading but could always describe what she saw. She says many dyslexics (the singer Cher comes to mind) go into the arts “because for us it’s a way to communicate that is safe and comfortable.”
Ms. Hersh also claims, "The artists in the book advocate more arts emphasis in education not necessarily so there will be more artists, but so young people will be able to discover a means of identity and self-expression, losing the fear of exploring their true potential in the process"
To read Kathy Barber Hersh's full review of "The Muses Go to School: Conversations About the Necssity of Arts in Education" by Herbert Kohl visit: http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/review/muses-go-school-co...
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