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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000621.txt from 1998/04

From: "Scott Morrow" <>
Subj: Re: budget cutbacks
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 11:49:31 -0400

>I mean,
>everyone knows that students who study music have higher test scores and do
>better in school. You think they'd want to build the music program up so
>school would be smarter. So why do they tear it down? It makes me sick
>Karen D
>Los Altos, Ca

I, also, hate it when schools cut funding for the arts. I agree that
music, art, drama, etc., are essential in helping students become
well-rounded creative thinkers.
However, one of my pet peaves is misinterpreted scientific data. I have
not seen the data from the experiments mentioned, so this is probably just a
"logical thinking" exercise:

Are the students smarter BECAUSE they study music? Or do "already
smart" students tend to study music if they are given a chance?

Either way, I'm all for giving them the chance!


Scott D. Morrow
DNA Synthesis Core Facility
Department of Biochemistry
The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health
Baltimore, MD 21205
(410) 955-3631

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