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Kaufman's Lydia Kontos in the Huffington Post: Why Music Is a Necessary Subject in All Schools

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The recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is music to my ears.

Indeed, for the first time, music is included in national legislation in the definition of what comprises a "well-rounded" education, thereby empowering every state to support music programs in public schools.

If our public schools are going to truly help their students reach their full potential, they need to be unified in the view that music is a necessary subject in all of our schools. Educators must now seize this new opportunity to open doors for our students, broaden their reach, enrich their thinking and prepare them for success later in life.

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