As you can probably guess, I think that the arts and art education are important. Learn where our two presidential candidates stand on this subject.
November's election will shape the future of art in this country.
Coloring (detail above), 8x10 in, oil on canvas
Get informed...and here's some resources:
The draft 2008 Democratic National Platform (254KB, PDF, p.43) included a statement on the arts:
"The Arts: Investment in the arts is an investment in our creativity and cultural heritage, in our diversity, in our communities, and in our humanity. We support art in schools and increased public funding for the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. We support the cultural exchange of artists around the world, spreading democracy and renewing America’s status as a cultural and artistic center."
Note that the Republican National Platform did not include anything on the arts.
Here's an interesting and important read: The Pro-Arts Policy Brief Distributed to both Presidential Campaigns.