Why do conservatives want the government to defund the arts?
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By Aaron D. Knochel, Assistant Professor of Art Education, Pennsylvania State University. What happens when funding isn't just eroded, but is wiped away? 'Erosion' via www.shutterstock.com Recent reports indicate that Trump administration officials have circulated plans to defund the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), putting this agency on the chopping block – again. Conservatives have…