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Arts Required for Diploma?

Updated: Wednesday, April 10 2013, 08:42 AM EDT
Some North Carolina lawmakers want to require students take a painting, music or theater class to graduate from high school.

The House Education Committee approved a bill requiring public school students to take one arts education credit to get a diploma starting in fall 2016.

Supporters says the requirement will encourage creativity, and arts discourage children from dropping out of school.

Opponents say arts aren't necessary for most careers.Arts Required for Diploma?


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