The planned cuts to the school district that you cited are absolutely unacceptable, and must be stopped. How is this even a possibility? Do we not care about the future of this country or the next generation? Why would we allow our children to fall behind the rest of the world, academically? We need STRONG leadership that won't let the fear of losing a $100k job stand in the way of what is best for future generations.
I am starting a non-profit recording studio for kids that will provide FREE music and engineering classes to underprivileged SF kids in the Tenderloin (sadly, the neighborhood with the highest number of kids in SF). Music instruction has been PROVEN to increase academic ability across the board and, in this time of heightened global competitiveness, to cut these programs is shortsighted and, frankly, foolish.
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