I rather wonder what would happen, Gregory, if all of the "artists" in our community volunteered two hours of their "art" into area schools every quarter.
It seems that so many of your self-proclaimed artists lament the loss of "art in the schools", then get stuck pointing fingers and trying to affix blame for the problem, and responsibility for the solution. Yet another manifestation of your Other-based perspective.
If every artist in this area gave two or three hours of art instruction every three months of the year, there's a good chance your schools would be overwhelmed. In a good way of course, but they would initially be overwhelmed if such an outpouring materialized as quickly as it could.
Imagine - musicians, sculptors, crafters, painters, those who draw, computer artists, and on and on. Just two hours every three months.
Look Again, Gregory. There is only Opportunity.