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Connecticut School District Substitutes ‘Health and Wellness’ Programs for Arts and Music Curriculum

February 19, 2012
Dr. Susan Berry, Breitbart
2/18/2012

We have all heard the story, this week, of the young child in North Carolina whose lunch, made at home by her mother, was deemed “unacceptable” by the nutrition officer at her school. Unfortunately, this incident, a direct result of Michelle Obama’s success in passing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act at the end of the last Congress, is only one of many. The slow creep of government intervention into our refrigerators and our lives moves ahead.

On Tuesday of this week, the school board in Bristol, Connecticut voted, 5-4, to cut back on music classes in every middle school in the district, despite the outrage of parents and students. Beginning next year, middle school students will lose 15 music classes, but others will be added in their place. And, what might those new classes be?

The Bristol school board has decided that middle school students will now be required to take Health and Wellness classes, and they will now have to choose between art, band, or chorus. Of course, many children do not want to make that choice, especially the creative kids who are drawn to the arts in general.

“Music is my team. I don’t do sports. Music is where I feel I fit in,” said 12 year-old Dylan Cushing, a saxophone player.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

One Comment leave one →
  1. February 19, 2012 12:51 pm

    “a direct result of Michelle Obama’s success in passing the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act at the end of the last Congress, “……..

    Since when has a First Lady gotten anything passed in Congress? Is she the President?

    Can the President get anything passed in Congress?

    Isn’t the CON gress supposed to pass law?

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