Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Depressing Arts Statistic of the Day

Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times:
The NEA found across-the-board drops in arts education, based on 18- to 24-year-olds' responses to a 2008 U.S. Census Bureau survey. Among children of a college graduate, 27% said they had never taken even one arts class, compared with 12% in 1982. For children of high school graduates, the number who'd never had any arts study rose from 30% nearly 30 years ago to 66% in 2008.
At least they acknowledge "the overall picture can appear bleak."

(h/t Arts Journal)