California already requires art classes in public schools, but lack of funding has effectively negated the requirement in four out of five of them. No longer. The Election Day passage — nearly 2-to-1 — of Proposition 28, California’s K-12 education funding initiative for arts and music, shifts about $1 billion from the state’s general fund to annual arts classes in public schools. (That’s less than half of 1% of the state’s total general fund budget.) The hurdle now: The state’s K-12 programs must find 15,000 certified instructors in dance, media arts, music, theater and visual arts. That’s the big number that educators find necessary. Yes,15,000 accredited art teachers.
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