How important is a liberal arts education?

By Over42Puddles . Created on Mar 14, 2019
Should we encourage knowledge in many areas, such as English, philosophy, and art...or should education be based on goal attainment?
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Super important to have a well-rounded background.

Super important to have a well-rounded background.

It's good to have knowledge in many areas.

It's good to have knowledge in many areas.

It doesn't matter, education is education.

It doesn't matter, education is education.

Students should have an idea of where they are headed and plan their education around that.

Students should have an idea of where they are headed and plan their education around that.

Only teach students the things that they will use in their future jobs.

Only teach students the things that they will use in their future jobs.

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It doesn't matter, education is education.
amiebraley1979 said on Mar 20, 2019
Not familiar with either one
Patricia said on Mar 14, 2019
I feel its good to know a little about everything , so a person can make a sound decision. I would hate to be limited.
It doesn't matter, education is education.
Priscilla said on Mar 14, 2019
not really something anyone studys on
Milan said on Mar 14, 2019
Liberal arts education probably more important if pursuing a career in education, law, science, business, etc, etc, etc!!! A career in the trades not so important!
Students should have an idea of where they are headed and plan their education around that.
Marcus said on Mar 14, 2019
A modern liberal arts degree (post 1965-1970) is no indicator of a well rounded higher education. Compare the curriculum pre. 1960 to a post- 2000 degree requirement, and see if you still believe that a modern liberal arts degree is anything but pretentious fluff.
Super important to have a well-rounded background.
Fred Zacher said on Mar 14, 2019
It's good to have a well-rounded higher education to avoid some confusion when discussing topics.
It's good to have knowledge in many areas.
Bek said on Mar 14, 2019
Versatility is the best, that way you have a backup for when you decide to go in a different!
It's good to have knowledge in many areas.
MarieN said on Mar 14, 2019
GREAT poll question! I think it's important to at least have some kind of a working knowledge about many subjects. Someone may think they have an interest in only one area of learning, but then when exposed to more areas, find out they really have a passion towards something else. How many times has someone said they have a degree in art history, or even a medical/law degree, but then went into a completely dif...
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