An opinion piece written by President Janet Morgan Riggs was recently published on philly.com. Below is the opening excerpt:
Fall is when colleges and universities across the nation welcome a new wave of first-year students to their campuses. It’s also the time when several organizations, including U.S. News and World Report, issue their latest college rankings.
Accompanying the U.S. News rankings was an article referencing parental concern that a liberal arts education wouldn’t prepare their children for a good job or wasn’t practical. That claim, given ample evidence to the contrary, strikes me as one of the biggest contradictions in higher education today.
Source with full piece: Liberal arts education prepares you for life in a rapidly changing world