Education Should Benefit All and Be Lifelong

Higher education appears to be moving away from providing students with a “liberal” education. Although widely lamented, this trend may not be all bad.

“Liberal education” is not liberal in the political sense, but concentrates on critical thinking, good writing, historical perspective and introductory acquaintance with a wide variety of human experiences.

A liberal education, sometimes described as “learning how to learn,” provides few students with a clear path to specific jobs, but develops skills that are useful in virtually all kinds of jobs and in other parts of life.

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