Artsy Isn’t Fartsy: Why Arts Education Matters

Artsy Isn’t Fartsy: Why Arts Education Matters

Wells Fargo bank released an ad this week promoting financial literacy for young people. The problem was the ad implied they should abandon the pursuit of their arts, and steered them to more traditional fields.

And artists immediately went to social media to mock the message. Wells Fargo removed it and apologized. 

High paid actors are one thing, but what’s the reality for young students seeking support from teachers and parents to pursue their passion? We talk to public school teacher Meghan Reilly Michaud who has been a very vocal advocate for STEAM-Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, about the importance of arts in curriculum. And, The Chicago High School for the Arts Executive Director Jose Ochoa explains the model the school uses to create> between traditional and arts-focused learning.