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A Musical Fix for American Schools – The Wall Street Journal

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When the influential Wall Street Journal says that music training boosts IQ, focus and persistence, people have to take notice.

That’s the prescription of  “A Musical Fix for American Schools“:

Many solutions have been tried, but few have succeeded. So I propose a different approach: music training. A growing body of evidence suggests that music could trump many of the much more expensive “fixes” that we have thrown at the education system.

  • Music raises your IQ.
  • Music training can reduce the academic gap between rich and poor districts.
  • Music training does more than sports, theater or dance to improve key academic skills.
  • Music can be an inexpensive early screening tool for reading disabilities.
  • Music literally expands your brain.

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