President Roth: ‘Why Liberal Arts Matter’

In an exclusive opinion piece for CNN, Wesleyan President Michael S. Roth says that a national focus on science and math education is important, but not at the exclusion of the other liberal arts. “We are running away from the promise of liberal education. We are frightened by economic competition, and many seem to have lost confidence in our ability to draw from the resources of a broadly based education,” he writes. “Many seem to think that by narrowing our focus to just science and engineering, we will become more competitive. This is a serious mistake.”

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The opinion piece is part of coverage supporting a CNN special investigation titled “Don’t Fail Me.