Thousands of PTA Parents Call for More Arts for Our Schools

Apr 28, 2001, 01:00 ET from California State PTA

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Assembly Majority Leader Kevin
 Shelley joins 3,500 parents to launch a statewide grassroots campaign to
 "bring back the arts" to California's schools and children.  The effort,
 spearheaded by the California State PTA, will help parents, teachers, students
 and legislators advocate for quality arts programs in every school.
     The California State PTA is hosting its 102nd Annual Convention at the San
 Jose Convention Center this weekend.  Assembly Majority Leader Kevin Shelley
 and Paul Minicucci of the California Arts Council will join the delegates at
 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2001 to voice their support for the PTA's
 efforts.  Shelley introduced AB869, a bill sponsored by the PTA to increase
 funding for school-based arts programs.
     "Music and art are not a luxury.  Research shows, the arts help all
 children be successful in school and successful in life," said Lavonne
 McBroom, California State PTA President.  "The arts are particularly effective
 in helping our most needy children."
     SMARTS: Bring Back the Arts, the PTA's public education and advocacy
 effort will involve Californians, ranging from the parents to teachers to our
 state legislators.  With more than one million members statewide, the
 California State PTA is the largest child advocacy organization in California.
 For more information, visit www.capta.org.
 
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SOURCE California State PTA
    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Assembly Majority Leader Kevin
 Shelley joins 3,500 parents to launch a statewide grassroots campaign to
 "bring back the arts" to California's schools and children.  The effort,
 spearheaded by the California State PTA, will help parents, teachers, students
 and legislators advocate for quality arts programs in every school.
     The California State PTA is hosting its 102nd Annual Convention at the San
 Jose Convention Center this weekend.  Assembly Majority Leader Kevin Shelley
 and Paul Minicucci of the California Arts Council will join the delegates at
 2:30 p.m., Saturday, April 28, 2001 to voice their support for the PTA's
 efforts.  Shelley introduced AB869, a bill sponsored by the PTA to increase
 funding for school-based arts programs.
     "Music and art are not a luxury.  Research shows, the arts help all
 children be successful in school and successful in life," said Lavonne
 McBroom, California State PTA President.  "The arts are particularly effective
 in helping our most needy children."
     SMARTS: Bring Back the Arts, the PTA's public education and advocacy
 effort will involve Californians, ranging from the parents to teachers to our
 state legislators.  With more than one million members statewide, the
 California State PTA is the largest child advocacy organization in California.
 For more information, visit www.capta.org.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X45648796
 
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