DON'T LET THE ARTS DIE. I was a late bloomer, the arts kept me from giving up on school and education. Sorry teachers, I believe this cartoon is too too true. Learning about LIFE,HUMANITY AND ART is a part of the classroom that has all but disappeared. Want to lower drop out rates give children back ART. Art touches the soul like no other subject and facilitates the child's ability to care about something outside of self. ART adds joy back to learning for the child who needs it most.