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Many board of education members can decipher basic standards in math, language arts and science, but the arts are different. They are conceptual rather than operational and creative in nature. They are also not quantitative disciplines, which means that they cannot be tested on standardized protocols. Unfortunately we currently operate in an educational system that thrives on data and “accountability” and without advocates in high places the arts in schools run the risk of becoming budgetary casualties by boards who fail to realize the essential importance that arts play in the whole curriculum. We must educate, not only the students in our classrooms, but district administration, board members and our communities regarding arts education and its powerful affects on whole brain learning.