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The World of Music

by Samuel Hazo - 2008

Personally I’m against any cuts in education across the board, but I have yet to receive an intelligent explanation that justifies penalizing students by depriving them of an artistic education, especially in music. I think I would be somewhat pacified if those who advocate things like the death of music programs would be willing to drop music from their own lives as totally as they would wish it done in schools—no stereo in the home, no opera, no symphonies, no jazz, no music in the car, no CDs, no singing in the shower, no music whatever.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107, No. 2.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 14, 2008, p. 40-43
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 22826, Date Accessed: 1/25/2022 3:09:46 PM

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  • Samuel Hazo
    International Poetry Forum
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    Samuel Hazo is President of the International Poetry Forum and author of numerous books of poetry, fiction, essays, and plays. He has been a National Book Award finalist and was chosen the first State Poet of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a position he still holds. These excerpts are from a speech delivered to the National Association of Music Educators on April 10, 1997. They are drawn from and reprinted with permission of Vital Speeches of the Day.
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