Enrollment is at a 20-year low due to massive budget cuts. These cuts mean hundreds of thousands of students are unable to access college, according to the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC).
Each year, Sing for Hope enlists the help of visual artists. Together they paint, sculpt, découpage and gesso a gift for our city: 88 unique piano artworks (representing the 88 keys on a keyboard) that are placed throughout the public spaces of the 5 boroughs, for anyone and everyone to play.
This is an important kind of accessibility that is severely lacking in the medical world. My doctor should be as accessible to me as her front office is. She should be as accessible as a designer is to his clients, as owners are to their dogs, as a manager is to her employees.
As educators, it should be our main focus to make every effort to assist people who want to earn such degrees for their benefit and the long-term success and effectiveness of our schools and our economy.