According to a blog post on the American for the Arts blog, here are some of the facts and issues highlighted:
- While music and visual art are widely available in some form, 6 percent of the nation’s public elementary schools offer no specific instruction in music, and 17 percent offer no specific instruction in the visual arts.
- Nine percent of public secondary schools reported that they did not offer music, and 11 percent did not offer the visual arts.
- Only 3 percent offer any specific dance instruction and only four percent offer any specific theatre instruction in elementary schools. In secondary schools the numbers improve somewhat as 12 percent offer dance and 45 percent offer theatre.
Here two resources that provide information about the state of arts education in Oklahoma:
Music Education in Oklahoma Schools
Arts Education State Policy Database Results