What would John Dewey say?

Posted on February 1st, 2013 by

Is college education job training? A recent radio interview by North Carolina Governor Patrick McCrory argues that it is–and he took the opportunity of the interviewer to take a poke at the liberal arts in general and gender studies in particular: “I don’t want to subsidize that if that’s not going to get someone a job.”

Macalester President Brian Rosenberg offers a thoughtful and spirited reply that shows the multifaceted value of the liberal arts.


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