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Georgia Legislators:

It has recently come to our attention that Senate Bill 474 recently passed, mandating 150 minutes of physical education a week in elementary schools, and 225 minutes a week for middle schools. While the health of students is important, this Bill would also destroy school music programs. Music programs in elementary schools would be wiped out completely, and reduce middle school music programs to two classes per week.

Obesity is a very big problem, although this is not the way to stop it. There are many other factors contributing to the rise in obesity, and simply increasing the time spent in physical education will not help this problem. It has been shown that music and the arts help test scores, although support for these programs is failing, with low funding and now almost complete program elimination.

We ask that you reconsider this legislation. It hurts more than it helps, and threatens the music programs which are so important to us.

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  • 18 January 2016989. Nicholas T
    This bill is ridiculous, there are way to many successful, musically gifted individuals who would not have the oppurtunities that they have now if it was not for music education programs. It is not the responsibility of public schools to keep our children
  • 15 January 2016988. Taylor L
    Please don't eliminate music from schools!!
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  • 13 January 2016984. Rachel P
    While I do not dissagre with the need to improve our country's health, I do dissagree with this bill. 1. Logic would have it that the faculty positions that would fall to the addition of PE staff would come from Foreign Language, Performing Arts, and Visu
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  • 08 January 2016981. Noah M
    Living proof stands behind this signature.
  • 04 January 2016980. Rebekah B
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  • 03 January 2016979. Jerry J
    Ideally this proposal would make the next generation slimmer, but the burning question is this: are we compromising opportunities?
  • 30 December 2015978. William W
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  • 29 December 2015977. Britney B
    I have been involved in music programs through my middle school and high school career. In this time, I learned that music programs offer outlets for energy, creativity, and expression of self. They encourage teamwork, hard work, patience, and dedication.
  • 26 December 2015976. Beth B
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  • 24 December 2015975. Gail H
    PE is important, but not at the expense of music and art education.
  • 24 December 2015974. Josh C
    As a member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, I believe that the vast majority of all young musicians would concur when I say that I would not be anywhere near where I am now in my musical career if it wasn't for the earliest training I received. G

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