There is a great examination of the value of a liberal arts education at The Atlantic. In The Unexpected Value of the Liberal Arts, George Anders looks at how first-generation college students find value from a liberal arts program. And while salaries for first jobs for graduates call into question the value of a liberal arts degree, many of those with a broad background in the arts, history or sociology tend to go on to pursue higher degrees and often remain lifelong learners. In the long run, they eventually become successful entrepreneurs and professionals. It’s a great look at what we are losing by not supporting liberal arts education in America.
What will a liberal arts education look like in 50 years?