So young men of all kinds were hearing of a “service” which did not mean being a sailor or a soldier, a doctor or a minister, the only professions in which the word “service” had heretofore had a meaning! Thus began to be spread abroad the idea that “a service”Read More →

Learning to be a good citizen is learning to live to the maximum of one’s abilities and opportunities, and every subject should be taught every child with this in view. The teacher’s personality and character are of the greatest importance. I have known many erudite and scholarly men and womenRead More →

Liberal Education is an approach to learning that empowers individuals and prepares them to deal with complexity, diversity, and change. It provides students with broad knowledge of the wider world (e.g. science, culture, and society) as well as in-depth study in a specific area of interest. A liberal education helpsRead More →

Promoters of higher education have long emphasized its role in meeting civic needs. The Puritans who established Harvard were concerned about a shortage of clergy; during the Progressive Era, John Dewey insisted that a proper education would make people better citizens, with enlarged moral imaginations. Recently, as wage stagnation andRead More →