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Ann Markusen discusses using the arts to build intellectual capital

"There's a growing recognition that arts and cultural activities are really important industries for the U.S., not just for exports but for a growing market in the U.S. China and India are full of young people that are crack computer programmers. But one thing the U.S. has that these don't is a creative impulse of encouragement. I've spent a lot of time in Asia, and I was just amazed to see what happens to students all the way through high school with all that rote learning, no encouragement to do something individual or expressive."

Sign On San Diego
August 30, 2011

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