Over the past few years a number of studies indicate that current educational approach of focusing on "the basics" and ignoring the competencies demanded by the complexities and opportunities of modern life stifle students and educators. They don’t learn the skills required to sustain our role as the world leader in innovation nor the values that are the basis of our pluralistic and democratic society. Fortunately, there is now strong evidence that the American public has awakened to these challenges and is demanding that schools act to once again ignite and develop the imagination of young people.
There is an "imagine nation" at the heart of this public understanding that realizes that building capacities of the imagination rests primarily with an education in and through the arts and that the arts are essential to invigorating the teaching of other fundamental school subjects.
Learn more about the ImagiNation Initiative.