North Carolina governor Pat McCrory recently took to the press to lambast the humanities and liberal arts education. According to McCrory, the liberal arts should be contained solely in the realm of private institutions and big “flagship” public schools like the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Other public schools within the University of North Carolina system, like the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, should be more concerned with “workforce management” to produce “more productive citizens.” Earlier this week, we discussed the role of the University in asking fundamentally important questions concerning the human condition. Today, we answer McCrory’s critique and weigh in on the value of the humanities.
What do you think?