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Assemblyman asks state to force city to increase arts ed

A New York assemblyman is asking the state education commissioner to force the city to increase arts education in the city schools.

Brooklyn Assemblyman Alan Maisel filed an appeal to State Education Commissioner David Steiner today, arguing that the level of arts education in the schools — as evidenced by the city’s own reports from last school year — does not fulfill state requirements.

Maisel, who filed the appeal on behalf of the Music Educators Association of New York City, asks Steiner for more state funding for arts education and increased weight placed on arts education in city and state assessments of individual schools.

Read the full complaint after the jump: