On the Purpose of College

A discussion of the ongoing debate about the purpose of a college education. Some interesting material. But a few thoughts:

1) Too much attention to Ronald Reagan (cast as the anti-liberal education anti-here, despite the long history of debate…)

2) The debate on exactly what a liberal education is actually turns this into a least a three-sided argument, with practical, classical liberal education, and the new cultural studies dominated liberal education views represented (and I wonder how much the introductory Reagan anecdote has to do with the third entry in the debate).

Still worth a read.



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