My son Michael Sloan has written a brief, strong defense of the liberal arts. I’ll share just a small piece of it here, but I encourage you to read the whole thing at the Winston-Salem Journal:
Classics and other disciplines in a liberal arts curriculum offer students a rare opportunity to listen to the minds of their ancestors, wrestle with profound questions and better understand human behavior. Global leaders recognize that students from a liberal arts environment emerge with nimble and adaptable minds trained to wrestle with complex ideas and discover innovative solutions — essential in our uncertain world. Why should North Carolina be any different? North Carolina citizens should hope Homer and Odysseus are not headed out to sea.
Click here to read the rest of Michael’s defense of the Liberal Arts.