Is Music Ruining Our Students?


My recent travels abroad have made me question what affect today’s pop music, constantly streaming into kids’ ears through their iPods, is having on our students.

While in Argentina, the young man helping us at the hotel smile and began singing along when a new song came on the radio as he found our reservations on his computer screen. The music was Tango—you know—accordions and everything. Watching this made me consider how American music moves our children.