Debating the Value of College in America

At Asbury, we have been having strong, deep discussions this year among our faculty as we have been evaluating our expectations for our liberal arts core curriculum–the “major that everybody majors in” at schools such as ours.

As such, I’ve been attuned to how many articles and editorial pieces have been published this year related to this very subject.  In this week’s The New Yorker, Louis Menand lays out some of the major issues in this discussion in a very readable essay.  It’s titled “Live and Learn: Why We Have College.”  Check it out.

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