flowury:

i want to sit on a kitchen counter in my underwear at 3 am with you and talk about the universe

Over the past six years, since the dawn of the Great Recession, we have seen the quality and quantity of music programs plummet. School districts in Florida, Kansas and Arizona have scaled their programs back to the extreme. In 2009, California diverted $109 million from music programs, resulting in closed music departments across half of California’s 10,000-plus public schools. Educators in New York City estimate that up to 85% of public school students have not received adequate musical instruction by the time they reach high school.

The crisis in music education is real. And there’s scientific evidence that we’re depriving our kids of tremendous cognitive benefits as a result.
Show this science to anyone who thinks we don’t need to teach our kids music (via micdotcom)
I cannot remember the books I’ve read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.
― Ralph Waldo Emerson (via purplebuddhaproject)