As part of the governor’s education agenda, public schools around Ohio are trying to make their curriculum more career-oriented to guide kids towards what he calls “in-demand jobs.”
The focus is more on STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – that are the crux of standardized tests.
The Ohio Board of Education this year eliminated the so-called "5 of 8 Rule" that placed importance on art classes. Critics fear classes in the humanities will dwindle.
But some art teachers in Ohio and around the world are trying to keep the arts “relevant.”