Category Archives: Liberal Arts

Misunderstanding Higher Education

It seems to me…. “The value of a collage education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” ~ Albert Einstein[1]. Students, and some parents, question why they should go to college when … Continue reading

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American Exceptionalism

It seems to me…. “People say America is exceptional. I agree, but it’s not the complexion of our skin or the twists in our DNA that make us unique. America is exceptional because we were founded upon the notion that … Continue reading

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“Classical” Literature

It seems to me…. “Change is the principal feature of our age and literature should explore how people deal with it. The best science fiction does that, head-on.” ~ David Brin[1]. I’ve always enjoyed reading but never have adapted to … Continue reading

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The Art Of Writing

It seems to me…. “Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, unfamiliarity with empirical data and lack of respect for scientific knowledge. Be sure to create straw men and argue against things I have neither said nor implied. … Continue reading

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Low Educational Attainment

It seems to me…. “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” ~ Solomon Ortiz[1]. In the most recent PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) report, U.S. students … Continue reading

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Education’s Financial Benefit

It seems to me…. “It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student has no source of funds to pay that tuition.” ~ James E. Rogers[1]. Today, in 2016, a college degree is equivalent to what a high … Continue reading

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Education: The Cost and the Rewards

It seems to me… “It makes no difference how low tuition is if the student has no source of funds to pay that tuition.” ~ James E. Rogers. Completing a college degree has become increasingly important and that importance will … Continue reading

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