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TOPIC: Schools should not drop music programs

Topic:  Schools should not drop music programs

Supportive websites:

"The Benefits of Music Education" 
Author:  Laura Lewis Brown
Publisher:  PBS.org
Updated:  unknown
Web Address:  
http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/music-arts/the-benefits-of-music-education/
Notes:   Tells many benefits of music education.

"Music Probably Doesn't Make You Smarter.  So What?"
Author:  Nancy Darling, PhD
Publisher:  Psychology Today
Updated:  2015
Web Address: 
 https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/thinking-about-kids/201503/music-probably-doesnt-make-kids-smarter-so-what
Notes:  Tells reasons to learn music even if it doesn't make kids smarter.



Negative Websites:  

"Music makes you smarter.  Right?  Actually, it doesn't, Harvard study finds"
Author:  Carolyn Yonson

Publisher:  Boston.com
Updated:  2013
Web Address: 
http://www.boston.com/news/science/blogs/science-in-mind/2013/12/11/music-makes-you-smarter-right-actually-doesn-harvard-study-finds/zzLCpvWKglCxkrJuhBm1WN/blog.html
Notes:  Study shows there are no cognitive benefits to studying music

"Study first to detail the costs of comprehensive music education"
Author:  unknown

Publisher:  NAMM (an organization of music sellers)
Updated:  2012
Web Address: 
 https://www.namm.org/news/press-releases/study-first-detail-costs-comprehensive-music
Notes:  Tells how much music education costs.

Neutral Websites: 

"Pros and Cons of Music in Schools"
Author:  MayankJ

Publisher:  eHow.com
Updated:  unknown
Web Address:  
http://www.ehow.com/info_8000796_pros-cons-music-schools.html
Notes:  Gives reasons for both sides of the argument.

"LAUSD arts funding cut 76% in 5 years"
Author:  Tami Abdollah

Publisher:  KPPC (a radio station)
Updated:  2012
Web Address:  
 http://www.scpr.org/blogs/education/2012/10/10/10421/lausd-arts-funding-cut-76-five-years/
Notes:  Tells about funding cut and looks at if it is a good idea or not.

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