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An apple for arts education views

May 9, 2010 | 12:59 pm

In Sunday's paper The Times' editorial board restated its earlier endorsement of Larry Aceves for the non-partisan job of superintendent of public instruction on the June 8 California ballot. So, I thought I'd check what the candidate had to say specifically about arts education in the public schools.

Aceves, a retired school superintendent, looks good on paper -- or computer screen. His response to a brief questionnaire by the California Alliance for Arts Education asserts that quality schooling requires arts instruction for every student, not just for those who choose it as an elective.

His full answers to all five CAAE questions are here, along with those of the other seven candidates -- out of a field of 12 -- who took time to respond.

-- Christopher Knight (follow me on Twitter @KnightLAT)