A Call to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education
The Founders of America believed a liberal arts education is that worthy of free people. Free people must have a broad education in the World of Man, including history and literature, the World of Nature, to include math and the natural sciences, and the intersection of the two, or arts and music. Only with a keen understanding, wide exposure and knowledge of the world we live in, and the experiences of those before us, can we truly be prepared to address the challenges of our time and the future.
Liz Coleman, previous president at Bennington College, gave an excellent TED Talk on liberal arts education and why we need it more than ever in a climate that calls for more specialization to prepare kids to be workforce ready.