Arts education helps school students learn and socialise. We must invest in it

Sorry Jennifer, I meant my formal education in art stopped when I was 27. This is when I actively chose to study economics and stopped all art related courses (and had children and no longer remembered what leisure time was).

My upbringing was spent focusing on music (performance and composition) and drawing / painting. I started architecture but grew disillusioned as there was not enough maths and design in my course to fulfill my obsession with solving puzzles.

But I agree, there are many forms of art that influence our normal life. No disagreement from me on that front.