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Lets reevaluate the fine arts and sports budgets for schooling.
Schools are meant to teach their students that there are things just as—if not more—important than sports. Academics. Creativity. Fine arts. However, their budgets tend to state otherwise. Schools should begin to invest equal amounts of money for both sports and fine arts in order to get a greater amount of people involved in 'the arts'. Doing this would be miraculous because the arts offer more scholarships, are a major motivator for students to go to school, and have a wider variety of extracurriculars.
It is well-known that sports scholarships are immensely difficult to earn
and just as rarely given out, but in the fine arts this is not nearly as much of an issue. For instance, according to
http://www.ncaa.orgwww.ncaa.org, " About two percent of high school athletes are awarded some form of athletic scholarship to compete in college." This revealed number is far below average and does not even account for those who go on to play professionally. If only this meager amount of students get scholarships we should not be pouring so much money into school sport budgets. Instead we can transfer that money to a field that produces more and more graduates this year: the fine arts. Also,
http://www.ncaa.orgwww.ncaa.org states, " Fewer than two percent of NCAA student-athletes go on to be professional athletes. In reality, most student-athletes depend on academics to prepare them for life after college." Now that this fact is out in the air we can precisely see how many student-athletes apply their 'athlete' title to their life. It makes no sense to dump an excessive amount of money into sports if so little athletes are going to use those skills in the future. By lowering funding for sports and raising the funding for fine arts, more students will be able to join the arts, get scholarships, and purse a creative career.
Another reason the fine arts budget should be raised is because many children have a strong depreciation for school, but the fine arts motivates these kids to wake up each day with a reason to go and a sense of purpose that is scarcely found. www.edutopia.org explains, "Arts earning can also improve motivation, concentration, confidence, and teamwork." Of course every person is different and motivated by different things, however many people are motivated by the arts. Imagine all the more people that would be motivated if the fine arts had a larger budget.
http://www.katyisd.orgwww.katyisd.org even states, "The fine arts also provide learners with non-academic benefits such as promoting self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, improved emotional expression, as well as social harmony and appreciation of diversity." All of these things listed obviously add to the motivation, but most importantly they help students become better people in general.
Lastly, the fine arts offer more extracurriculars than sports, so it makes sense that the arts deserve a larger budget. For instance, Boswell High School—located in Saginaw, Texas—offered twenty-nine various fine arts courses for the 2016-2017 school year. These classes ranged from on-level to AP and were available for all grade levels. On the other hand, the school offered only seventeen different athletic/physical education courses. This information and the fact that sports receive a much greater budget do not line up. With more courses, the arts should have more money to spend than sports, or at least an equal amount. Additionally, Northwest High School offered thirty-one fine arts courses and twenty-four athletic/physical education in the school year of 2016-2017. This data once again shows how unevenly budget money is being spread out. If all of these fine art extracurriculars got more funding, societies would begin to take more of a notice and realize that the arts are just as valuable as sports. With this, creativity will no longer be stuck in the shadows of competition.
All in all, fine arts easily deserve the same amount of funding that sports receive for a multitude of reasons. If things were already this way our world would be so different. More students would be at college becoming creative scholars, our culture's eyes would be opened because people are accepting rather than discriminative, and society would to correctly know that fine arts and creativity do matter in this world. Sadly, this idealistic society is not the one we live in today, actually it is more so the opposite. The idea that our world will be perfect and that someday soon we will all live in peace and harmony is unrealistic. However, this does not mean that we are unable to make our societies better—because we can. The first step in doing this is to bring equality to fine arts and sports by revising their budgets. In doing so, we can involve more students in the arts and show the world that creativity is vital to living.warded some form of athletic scholarship to compete in college." This revealed number is far below average and does not even account for those who go on to play professionally. If only this meager amount of students get scholarships we should not be pouring so much money into school sport budgets. Instead we can transfer that money to a field that produces more and more graduates this year: the fine arts. Also,
All in all, fine arts easily deserve the same amount of funding that sports receive for a multitude of reasons. If things were already this way our w