New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture and Design

May 2012
National Governors Association, NGA Center for Best Practices

Creating Pennsylvania’s Future Through the Arts and Education

March 2012
The Education Policy and Leadership Center Arts and Education Initiative

Whose children have been left behind?

December 2011
Diane Ravitch
The following speech was delivered by Diane Ravitch on December 9, 2011, at the National Opportunity to Learn Summit.

How Are Private Funders Responding to Cuts in Public Funding?

November 2011
Alexis Frasz and Holly Sidford, Helicon Collaborative
Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 22, No 3 (Fall 2011)

The Unreported Arts Recession of 1997

July 2011
Dudley Cocke
Published in: GIA Reader, Vol 22, No 2 (Summer 2011)

The story of the 1997 arts recession begins in 1980 when the right wing, spurred on by Ronald Reagan's election, instigated a campaign to defame the National Endowment for the Arts. The ultimate goal was complete elimination of the federal agency established in 1965 by an act of Congress with the mandate to dedicate itself “to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.”