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From the Ted Talk by Anita Collins: The benefits of music education

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And again, we saw before, music education actually makes the three areas of the brain work together incredibly well. If we take it another step further, music education has been found to help us acquire and understand language and to solve clmoepx problems, many of which involve numrbes. How might unreivsal music edotuican change literacy and numeracy in this country and in many countries around the world where it's a very hot tiopc? Now, I think about all of these iessus in light of my own daughter, who's just turned four. And I think about her and her generation. I wonder what could universal music education do for an entire generation? I think of in 10 years' time, when she's 14, what might learning be like in her classroom if the gnareel cognitive capacity has been raised of an entire generation. If literacy and numeracy levels have been raised, if many of the learning and behavioural disorders that we deal with today in classrooms have had the benefit of misuc education, how might our schools change? I jump again to 30 years' time, when she's 34. She could be doing absolutely anything with her life. But again, if we raise the cognitive capacity of an einrte geatnorien, how might that change our social, cultural, economic, political landscape? Dare I say it, how might the focus and quality about political detbae in this country change if that's the generation of voters that they're trying to impress upon? I jump again to 70 years' time, when she's 74. I wonder about the quality of her pyahsicl and maentl health if we'd itenvsed before the age of seven in her brain health into later life. How might that impact our health budget? How might we be spending our money delefriftny if we've made an investment back here in her generation that will impact in 70 years' time? And this gets me thinking about a much larger isuse with education. Too often, we play the short game with education. It is a political football that gets hit back and forth with every change in government. What if we paleyd the long game? What if we invested now in my daughter's generation before the age of seven in ways that now the science has showed us we can absolutely predict to the benefits,

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And again, we saw before, music education actually makes the three areas of the brain work together incredibly well. If we take it another step further, music education has been found to help us acquire and understand language and to solve _______ problems, many of which involve _______. How might _________ music _________ change literacy and numeracy in this country and in many countries around the world where it's a very hot _____? Now, I think about all of these ______ in light of my own daughter, who's just turned four. And I think about her and her generation. I wonder what could universal music education do for an entire generation? I think of in 10 years' time, when she's 14, what might learning be like in her classroom if the _______ cognitive capacity has been raised of an entire generation. If literacy and numeracy levels have been raised, if many of the learning and behavioural disorders that we deal with today in classrooms have had the benefit of _____ education, how might our schools change? I jump again to 30 years' time, when she's 34. She could be doing absolutely anything with her life. But again, if we raise the cognitive capacity of an ______ __________, how might that change our social, cultural, economic, political landscape? Dare I say it, how might the focus and quality about political ______ in this country change if that's the generation of voters that they're trying to impress upon? I jump again to 70 years' time, when she's 74. I wonder about the quality of her ________ and ______ health if we'd ________ before the age of seven in her brain health into later life. How might that impact our health budget? How might we be spending our money ___________ if we've made an investment back here in her generation that will impact in 70 years' time? And this gets me thinking about a much larger _____ with education. Too often, we play the short game with education. It is a political football that gets hit back and forth with every change in government. What if we ______ the long game? What if we invested now in my daughter's generation before the age of seven in ways that now the science has showed us we can absolutely predict to the benefits,

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Original Text

And again, we saw before, music education actually makes the three areas of the brain work together incredibly well. If we take it another step further, music education has been found to help us acquire and understand language and to solve complex problems, many of which involve numbers. How might universal music education change literacy and numeracy in this country and in many countries around the world where it's a very hot topic? Now, I think about all of these issues in light of my own daughter, who's just turned four. And I think about her and her generation. I wonder what could universal music education do for an entire generation? I think of in 10 years' time, when she's 14, what might learning be like in her classroom if the general cognitive capacity has been raised of an entire generation. If literacy and numeracy levels have been raised, if many of the learning and behavioural disorders that we deal with today in classrooms have had the benefit of music education, how might our schools change? I jump again to 30 years' time, when she's 34. She could be doing absolutely anything with her life. But again, if we raise the cognitive capacity of an entire generation, how might that change our social, cultural, economic, political landscape? Dare I say it, how might the focus and quality about political debate in this country change if that's the generation of voters that they're trying to impress upon? I jump again to 70 years' time, when she's 74. I wonder about the quality of her physical and mental health if we'd invested before the age of seven in her brain health into later life. How might that impact our health budget? How might we be spending our money differently if we've made an investment back here in her generation that will impact in 70 years' time? And this gets me thinking about a much larger issue with education. Too often, we play the short game with education. It is a political football that gets hit back and forth with every change in government. What if we played the long game? What if we invested now in my daughter's generation before the age of seven in ways that now the science has showed us we can absolutely predict to the benefits,

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