In our amazing culture-rich seaside city where art walks are held every month, museums and historic theaters line State Street, and numerous dance, musical, and theatrical performances are held year-round, I was spruced to find that Santa Barbara’s children have been the unfortunate bystanders of bureaucracy. It has been a long time since I was a kid in elementary school, and while I do remember hearing over the years that California’s public schools have made cuts to their programming (usually to the arts) due to limited budgets, I just didn’t realize how much had been cut – all of it. Art and music programs have been removed from almost all public schools, particularly in the neighborhoods of greater need. What a terrifying…

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