Zocalo Public Square
We’d love for our schools to teach Billy to play the tuba or draw an elephant, but the money isn’t there for it. Few California public schools spend more than a couple of percentage points of their budget on education in the arts, and funding has been scarce for decades now. So what is to be done? In advance of “An Evening With Debbie Allen,” a Zócalo event, we asked several educators and professionals if the arts in California’s public schools were dead and, if so, what, besides money, might revive them. Here is what they said.