MAKE MUSIC, NOT WAR!
Romanian music teachers have stumbled upon a very difficult situation of having to fight the system to keep music education classes in schools. It’s as if it happened over night. Well, it didn’t!
Every time an educational inspector announced at the annual meeting that all music teachers must give only the highest grade to all students, despite the fact that some aren’t even interested to show a little effort or even be present – music education died a little.
Every time a parent would complain about bad reviews for their child on the music education slot, motivating that his kid is not going to be a musician and it shouldn’t matter how well he participates in class – music education died again.
Every time a teacher started to believe what everyone was saying about music education: how it’s worthless, kids don’t need it, what’s he gonna do in life if he learns how to read music? – it definitely died.
All of a sudden, Romania is shocked by this daring proposition to remove music education from certain classes. I’m not. Music education was removed from classes long before they put it on a piece of paper…