A discussion about the value of a liberal arts education

Feb 4, 2015


Debate on the value of a liberal arts education is nothing new, but during the last recession and extended period of high unemployment, many called for steering students towards vocational classes and programs that would focus on training for specific skills in order to better their chances of finding a job. But a liberal arts education can provide the foundation of critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, intellectual curiosity and cultural sensitivity needed to be successful in a variety of careers. Sitting down to discuss the value of a seamless secondary and post-secondary liberal arts education in the 21st century are Jeff Reinhardt, a math teacher at Upper Arlington High School in Columbus; Dr. Michael Todd Edwards, associate professor in the Miami University Department of Teacher Education; and Jeff Brokamp, principal of Walnut Hills High School.