Monday News: Without art, what’s the point?

BILL TO SAVE ART, MUSIC & PE CLASSES FINALLY GETS A HEARING IN NC SENATE: A state Senate panel will consider Monday night a bill that school districts say is needed to prevent thousands of potential teacher layoffs and cuts in art, music and physical education classes in North Carolina elementary schools. Monday’s discussion comes after Senate leaders, who questioned how school districts were spending state money, put the bill on hold for two months. The bill’s consideration Monday comes less than a week after several hundred people rallied on the Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh to demand that the Senate quickly approve House Bill 13.

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