The Archdiocese of St. Louis provided our school with a Fine Arts grant to be used this school year. With this grant and a contribution from the Home and School Association, the fifth grade students would be able to participate in a the Dancing Classrooms program. After much debate, the Home and School Association put it to a vote. It passed with flying colors.
All dressed to the nines, the fifth graders made their entrance into the gym with elegance and grace. They demonstrated small renditions of the fox trot, rumba, waltz, tango, swing and polka. As the parents looked on and the younger students looked up, the room was filled with pride and admiration. Each dance led to louder cheers ending with the entire auditorium dancing in their seats.
Although, they may not have had a written exam or a term paper or multiple choice test at the end of this class, they have lessons and an experience that will last a life time.
So, please, tell me again how this education has no value?