Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell champions art education

A wonderful article in NY Times about our Dean, Mary Schmidt Campbell

Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell Looks Beyond the Tisch School – NYTimes.com.

Because Mary Schmidt Campbell has held so many high-profile positions in New York’s cultural world, she has long chosen to be somewhat politic about sharing her personal views.

“It is a demonstrated fact that if you put well-designed arts programs into the schools — particularly in areas that are underserved — and you integrate them into the curriculum, you can raise the performance in reading, math and science,” she said during a recent interview in her office.

And yet, even as some public schools struggle, the value of arts education, which, she pointed out, is not some dispensable, luxury pursuit but a true boost to learning, is not as widely embraced as it should be…”

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