Current economic conditions raise questions about the value of a liberal arts education. And now, new advances in educational technology offer ways to receive an education that are seen as more efficient than "traditional" methods. Mike Peters illustrates how these views substantially undervalue the benefits of a traditional liberal arts education, both for the individual and the society as a whole.
Mike Peters is President of St. John's College. He was Executive Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relation following a 27-year career in the U.S. Army. A West Point graduate, he earned a B.S. degree from the U.S .Military Academy and a M.A. degree in Economics from the University of Washington.