Iran bars music in private schools
Ali Sheikholeslami
01-Jun-2010 (one comment)

Iran has barred private schools from teaching music, saying it clashes with the establishment’s Islamic values, following a push to enforce moral standards that may lead to a national dress code for university students.

“The use of musical instruments is against the principles of our value system,’’ Ali Bagherzadeh, head of the private-schools office in the Education Ministry, said in a phone interview from Tehran yesterday. Iran’s 16,000 private schools have 1.1 million students, the Islamic Republic News Agency said.

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My Outrage overing banning Teaching Music..

by Escape on

What pleasure those will miss in being able to play a musical instrument.Being good at it,is like a science,a art,a skill and a talent.Being able to play what you can imagine and compose it on a musical instrument is of the greatest human accomplishment.Time measure is of the greatest of our knowledge..Learning music is an enduring endless education,it takes years of practice and dedication just to become a intermediate.Musical education is beyond most educational subject's evidenced by a lack of high quality educational centers.In my opinion Les Paul was of the highest acheiver's of our time,Rest In Peace...