Teaching a Common Culture

How a Generation Lost Its Common Culture offers provocative thoughts about what it means to teach (or fail to teach) a “common culture.”  While I am less pessimistic than the author of this article, I do appreciate his call to action here.  If we are educating “a generation-in-waiting to run America and the world,” then I hope we are doing more than preparing them for jobs.  I hope we are preparing them for real leadership — leadership that will be called upon to address complex global problems.  Our students need a complete set of tools to tackle the challenges their generation will face.  Liberal education, done well, puts those tools in their intellectual toolboxes.  This is a serious task for us as educators.



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