Obvious question of the day

Why, in K-12 education, are kids not taught how to draw with the same level of seriousness with which they are taught reading and writing and math and history? Clearly, drawing is a skill that will empower them, if they could only do it well.

Sadly, I have seen so many otherwise incredibly capable young people not able to express themselves visually. Isn’t this a basic educational right of everyone?

3 Responses to “Obvious question of the day”

  1. J. Peterson says:

    Not just drawing, but _illustration_ in general is a neglected component of writing education. Adding photographs, charts, maps, diagrams etc. to written prose can make a huge difference in how it’s comprehended, yet this subject doesn’t seem to be regularly taught.

    On many serious writing projects I’ve done in college and beyond, preparing the illustrations and formatting them into the text easily took more time than writing the prose.

  2. admin says:

    I totally agree!

  3. Cashlin says:

    I feel that this is true, and is also true for financial literacy, music, and mental health

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