“There’s often a straight if dotted line between the arts … and the sciences. Kids who miss out on the arts often lack the chance to develop STEM skills as well, since the arts can aid in unlocking their understanding of STEM.
The best private schools typically include extensive arts education, including the performing arts and fine arts, but often low-income schools don’t.
According to Thrive Collective, 419 public schools in the city’s lowest-income neighborhoods have no arts program at all. The New York-based nonprofit is working to change that.”