That is unfortunate for the students. Music and arts programs are shown to have happier students, who stay out of trouble more often, who have a higher graduation percentage, who are less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol, who perform better academically and have consistently higher test scores, than those who are not involved in music or arts programs.
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