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MENC has posted this interesting idea/concept in the dusty hollows of their technology bulletin board/discussion forum:

Posted by MENC Staff on August 09, 2007 at 16:19:25:

Help Make Music Education Part of the National Debate
on the Future of America in ’08!

MENC is asking all 2008 presidential candidates to tell us what they would do to support music education if elected. The September 17 CNN/YouTube Republican debate gives you a unique opportunity to participate in this effort. Create a video asking the candidates how they would support school music — and you could see it broadcast and answered on live TV!

YouTube encourages original submissions! Use details from your own experience in the classroom or in training, from participating in the World’s Largest Concert, the National Anthem Project, or All-State Festivals, from the many studies about the benefits of music education ( … or whatever creative idea you think will get the attention of moderator Anderson Cooper.

When you have posted your video, please contact so that MENC can track and view your submission.

Please forward this message to colleagues, music students, your own kids! The more submissions, the more likely music education is to be addressed during the debate.

For more information including submission guidelines, visit . Entry deadline: September 16, 2007.

The address to submit is here:

This is a great idea for a school project that includes technology on a relevant issue or for you to jump onto the technological edge and learn more about how Internet is changing the world we live in and how politics can be affected by it’s usage. 

Please pass/forward this information on to anyone that you think that might be interested in this noble cause. You can use the email link above to send this post to a friend.


 [tags] youtube presidential debate, menc, music education, national debate [/tags]

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