Mending Wall”: The Case for Humanities in the Classroom

Source: Tikkun

Under the gun from financially strapped parents and irate state legislators who demand concrete evidence of the economic value of a college degree, administrators want humanists to increase “efficiencies” and to provide scientific-style metrics to verify their worth. How to quiet the chorus of criticisms that the humanities are a luxury that most students — except those at elite private colleges and the Ivy Leagues — can ill afford?

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