31 May '17, 9pm

Home Front: The full measure of an arts education

Home Front: The full measure of an arts education

News last month that fewer than three in 10 School of the Arts (Sota) graduating students go on to pursue arts-related university courses stirred debate, with some saying this was too low a figure and asking if taxpayers' dollars were well spent in funding such a school. Those remarks invited heartfelt responses from a handful of Sota alumni and their parents, who defended the school and its programme and detailed the tremendous benefits of an arts education. Sota is the only secondary school here with a dedicated arts programme. Singapore's other arts schools offer programmes at tertiary level. The other secondary schools that offer specialised programmes include the Singapore Sports School, the School of Science and Technology, Singapore and the NUS High School of Mathematics and Science. At NUS High, some seven in 10 students go on to science, technology, engineering an...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/opinion/the-full-measure-of-a...

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