In recent years, with budget cuts in federal and state education programs, music and art are subjects which have experienced financial downsizing. In fact, during times with slim funds, many elementary and secondary schools cease to teach these subjects altogether in their classrooms. According to a study conducted and released by the U.S. Department of Education in 2012, more than 1.3 million elementary school students did not receive musical education in schools. In addition, nearly 4 million did not receive visual art classes within their school curriculums.
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