Finally, a "how-to" book for advocating for music education in your own school district! It helps you to understand educational processes and how budget decisions are made. It also provides suggestions on how to involve all constituents in the process of advocacy by guaranteeing that the best interests of students remain the basis for all decision making. Music programs can be saved even when cuts appear to be imminent, and this book provides effective, proactive strategies, not only to avoid those cuts but also to establish a long-term plan for continued development. This is a must-have resource for K-12 and collegiate levels!