Rguing against the elimination of art/music/theatre in a school

In 3a 5 pages (800a 1,200 words in 12-point font, double-spaced), write a paper in which you do the following:

Chosen Topic: Arguing against the elimination of art/music/theatre in a school

1. write a position paper for the local mayor or community leader to support the arts for the chosen topic
2. state your argument in relation to your chosen topic
3. present the opposing side fairly and completely
4. address each argument of the opposing side
5. present a defense of your position

Be sure to answer the following questions:

1. Who is the public person (Adrian Fenty, Washington DC) for whom you are providing this paper?
2. What is his/her position on this question? (This should be an affirmation of the importance of humanities to the community.)
3. What are the opponents of this argument likely to claim?

Grading Criteria

Clear statement of the issue (10% of project grade)
Clear statement of your position (15% of project grade)
Quality of content: Does the paper show a good grasp of the issue and what makes it relevant to the
humanities? (25% of project grade)
Does the paper fairly present the position of you, the official for whom you are writing the paper, and
your opponents? (15% of project grade)
Does the paper display logical reasoning/critical thinking? (25% of project grade)
Correct diction, grammar, punctuation (5% of project grade)
Correctly formatted citations, bibliography, quotations, as appropriate to the paper and topic (5% of
project grade)