Rich Clewell – Davenport City Council Representative

Rich Clewell – Davenport City Council Representative

Rich Clewell is a former member of the Davenport Community School Board and father of two children who attended Davenport Schools. While he believes that the fine arts are beneficial to students in facilitating spatial and logical understanding of traditional academic subjects, he is primarily concerned about inclusion of the arts in the curriculum for art’s sake. “If we are serious about the education of our youth, we need to recognize that in order for our graduates to achieve their constitutional right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, they will need more than the traditional academic core. The arts are the essential humanizing aspect of education, without which graduates are ill-equipped to find the beauty and potential in their lives.”

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