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Cutting music programs will hurt graduation rates

I am so dismayed at the Buffalo Board of Education’s decision to cut music programs in 14 of 28 schools for next year. Many students do not graduate from high school in the city of Buffalo due to increased rates of absenteeism on a daily basis.

Music programs can stimulate a student to attend school and consequently be taught the other necessary subjects for graduation. If the Board of Education has to cut expenses, have it look at the bloated bureaucracy that exists at the administrative levels. What the public needs to see in print is the number of administrators at various levels in the city’s educational system.

Joyce Bol

Buffalo