Regarding the editorial “Reject new arts magnets,” as I begin my 20th year at Dreyfoos School of the Arts, I continue to be confused by the negative attitude from The Post toward Dreyfoos and Bak Middle School of the Arts — especially with the continued myth that our students would be great anywhere.
Dreyfoos is the place where a student who has a dream to be in the arts can see if that possibility can come true. It is the act of focusing on the arts that creates an atmosphere of passion, expectation, exploration, great discipline and family. It’s time to stop referring to Dreyfoos as “private.” Dreyfoos, Bak and other schools in Palm Beach County that have moved students in a fundamental way have teachers who care about what they teach. A student who comes to understand that dance is an art form that speaks through movement but can only do so after a great amount of hard work and passion learns that for life, and it infects everything the student does, including math and science.
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