iSchoolMusic.org has joined forces with the National Association for Music Education Roundtable (along with other notable organizations) to champion advocacy for our schools in the field of Music Education. iSchoolMusic's president and founder, Chris Purifoy, along with other members of the ISM team attended the National Conference in June and sat as members of the NAfME Roundtable for Advocacy in a forum to discuss the problems facing music programs across our country and the solutions for helping schools receive the help they need. We all know that students who are involved in music education throughout school test higher on ACT and SAT tests and tend to be more disciplined and well rounded students.
Below is the latest Agenda Summary from the Roundtable. You can click the link within the article to see the legislative agenda on your behalf. Check out the sponsors at the bottom to get an idea of the muscles behind the fight for music education. iSchoolMusic continues to push for high standards and better funding for our schools. We invite you to join the advocacy groundswell through the NAfME website to give feedback and enter the discussion on the future of Music Education at http://advocacy.nafme.org/
Music Education: Core to Orchestrating Success
A Statement on the Importance of Maintaining Classroom Music in America’s Schools
Now that America has elected its next President and Congress, the providers and supporters of sequential, standards-based music education encourage all policymakers to maintain a strong educational foundation for student success in our schools...