Art programs may face final curtain call In Philadelphia schools

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Students at F. Amedee Bregy Elementary are performing what could be their last school musical.

The school district has asked the city for $60 million and the state for $120 million. Without the money, teachers face layoffs and programs like this will be cut.

“This is our greatest challenge that I’ve seen over the years,” said music teacher Joseph Gorman.

Gorman has been a music teacher for more than 25 years and says the arts are being pushed aside due to lack of funding.

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