Seven Days of Opening Nights Festival 2012 | Issues in Education (February 2012)

With the recent push to increase the number of STEM degrees (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) at universities around the state and across the country, Arts Education is often left out of the equation. In this episode of Issues in Education, Florida State President Dr. Eric Barron and WFSU-TV’s Suzanne Smith talk with Director Steve MacQueen about Seven Days of Opening Nights. This arts festival incorporates education into its mission and is now in its 14th year. The discussion revolves around the performances for this year and how performers interact in group and one-on-one situations with students. Dr. Barron also talks about the quest to pay for STEM degrees, the role of Arts Education, and the current legislative session.