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Stats That Stick: March 2, 2011

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March 02, 2011 10:16 pm

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Fewer 18-year-olds surveyed in 2008 reported receiving any arts education in childhood than did those surveyed in 1982, dropping from about 65 percent to 50 percent.  Just 26 percent of African-Americans surveyed in 2008 reported receiving any arts education in childhood, a huge drop from the 51 percent who reported as much in 1982. – National Endowment for the Arts

Twenty states and the District of Columbia have spent less than 5 percent of their allotments under federal stimulus funds designed to save educator jobs this year and next. Only four states—Kansas, South Dakota, California and Georgia—have spent more than 80% of their shares. –Education Week

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