Education budgets are usually low because they reflect the same ranking society gives it. Once again, this is about the rule, not the exception. That being said, the arts are being cut from school programs to save funds.
That’s a massive blunder. Vices abound. Kids are warned against alcoholism and addiction. Then they are deprived of some of the most constructive uses of their time and energy.
Supposedly, kids are sent to school in the best country in the world until they graduate. Then they are expected to attend colleges and universities to make them workplace ready. Someone somewhere thinks those 12 to 16 years or more of education can be achieved without healthy outlets for students’ emotions.
Those conduits would be the arts.
Great feelings are inspired by the artistic endeavors of others. In other words, someone creative must be involved. It’s how we get:
Uninformed people think that only gifted artists and performers do those things. That’s true. Places like performing arts high schools, music schools, and art institutes are where they learn and develop those talents.