Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers – The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/plato-to-plumbers/361373/

An article everyone should read. I am in this situation asbi am sure many of you are – teaching adjunct, squirreling together an income. I often feel like dropping out of the work force. What’s the point? Read on:
“Henry David Thoreau is as relevant as ever when he writes, “We seem to have forgotten that the expression ‘a liberal education’ originally meant among the Romans one worthy of free men; while the learning of trades and professions by which to get your livelihood merely, was considered worthy of slaves only.”

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