Wyoming Liberty Group
I just read a piece entitled “Why I teach Philosophy to Plumbers” by Professor Scott Samuelson; he writes about why a liberal arts education matters in our modern world. In a similar vein, New York Times writer David Brooks touches on why real education should equip students for more than the workforce in his wonderful article, Love Story.
Seamus Heaney, perhaps the most renowned Irish poet since W.B. Yeats, has passed. Heaney’s poetry won me over relatively early in life, for which I credit my own academic yearning, but as well the unfettered enthusiasm of educators with whom I was fortunate enough to travel the byways of poetry and prose. Lacking their freedom to parlay such knowledge without such contemporary folderol as teaching-to-the-test and career-readiness, my door to literary awareness would’ve been quite narrow indeed.