Practical v. Classical Education

Posted by veritas on Apr 6, 2013 12:28:35 PM

Recently, this article was recommended to me. It deals with a question that I hear from parents often: "Why do you all of this stuff with students?" The stuff is all of the classical content in a rigorous joyful education at Veritas Academy. People want practical benefits for their children: a job and a career.

Parents should want more, of course. I definitely want more. Our kids should study classical material because it tells them about their identity.

If, however, those things still don't move you, then this article is for you. It is about how and why students with a classical education are much more attractive in the job market than students who receive a "practical" education. (I put "practical" in quotes because as it turns out a "practical" education turns out not to be all that practical.) Here is the article:

Practical v. Classical Education: Which Do You Need to Get Hired?

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