Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Music in Germany ... but Not in Georgia

Newspaper article The Christian Science Monitor

Music in Germany ... but Not in Georgia

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How ironic that your editorial "The Music of Politics," Sept. 8, demonstrating the value of artistic vision in leaders, should run in the same issue as the article "Georgia County Sparks Furor," outlining the Cobb County Commission's decision to eliminate funding for county arts programs.

What other groups are now punished whose efforts might encourage an as-yet-unknown national president? Why deprive the children's chorus, children's theater, and children's museum, as well as the symphony, of significant financial support?

The decision reflects on the limitations of the commissioners, who are unable to deal in a mature, creative way with such a complex decision. I praise your editorial perspective and hope that artists will be able to give their gifts to all of us. Emily Teller, Westford, Mass. At least one vote for US education

Your special report "World Media Education," Sept. 8, offers some provoking insights. But as a product of both the British and United States systems, I'd like to propose a more careful examination of the true meaning of the word "education. …

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