Lehrer: U.S. Pumps Out Genius Athletes, Why Not Artists?
The Aspen Institute - Greenwald Pavilion
Jonah Lehrer and an expert panel discuss how arts can help produce successful schools. In recent years, a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)-based curriculum and standard metrics has taken hold in schools across the country, but a growing chorus has argued that this focus is too limiting to foster an engaged and enlightened citizenry and a creative workforce. How can arts education best contribute to building the successful schools and minds we need? Are the arts key to creativity?"