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The Arts are Equally Important to the Traditional Core Subjects

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Started: 2/19/2014 Category: Arts
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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queerelves

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English, math, science, and social studies are treated as the only "important" areas of study. However, the arts (creative writing, visual art, music, dance, theater, etc.) are equally important. The traditional core subjects offer little room for creativity, and they consist mostly of hard facts. The arts, on the other hand, offer the ability to express oneself. In addition, art is an important part of culture and history, and learning about the way a culture created and interpreted art can be key to understanding the culture.
Topkek

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The core subjects, which you have defined as being English, Math, Science, and Social Studies, should be considered of greater importance than subjects that fall under the traditional "Arts" category.

First of all, these subjects contribute far more to society than the Arts do. With applications ranging from public policy, health care, economic growth, technological advances, and much more, I shouldn't need to dedicate more than a single sentence to explain to you how far the core subjects have brought human civilization. On the other hand, the Arts primarily serve two purposes in society: enriching culture, and providing entertainment. Both of these prove some function in society, but their benefits are intangible and immeasurable, and pale in comparison to the benefits the core subjects brings to all of society. They simply serve to compliment the core subjects, not be equal to them. Entertainment is what an individual uses to take a break from work, and in such a way it serves as a compliment. But entertainment and culture are not at the forefront of humanity's mind; what is at the forefront is trying to solve questions like: "What will we produce? How will we survive? How can we prosper?" These are all questions that the core subjects attempt to solve, whilst the Arts contribute next to nothing towards.
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queerelves

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Topkek

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Just finishing this debate up.
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Posted by Topkek 3 years ago
Topkek
I'm not really sure if your trolling, but I'll take the bait.

How much someone enjoys their job is purely subjective, and had nothing to do with my argument. Yes, being a math teacher may not be the most fulfilling career out there, but it is still in more demand than an entertainment agent. So you choose, do you want to get a degree in math and land a job that you may or may not like, or get a degree in music and land a spot at your local Starbucks?
Posted by HerMajestyTheQueen 3 years ago
HerMajestyTheQueen
Well, which sounds more pleasant: a job working as an agent to a professional performing artist, or as gee, I don't know, a pathetic math teacher that doesn't even help you when your confused, and hits on other students during their class period.
... Might want to hit the burn center, cause you just got scorched.
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