Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the question, What is an Education For? I was reminded by Joy Castro that another question must necessarily be placed beside it: Who is an Education For?
Is humanities education a human right? Thinking about class & social-justice implications of #highered admin decisions to reallocate funds in favor of more immediately, obviously practical majors, departments, & programs. You know the Ivies won’t be cutting the humanities. So whose kids will still get to engage with all the provocative ethical, aesthetic, & historical stuff in college? Who’ll miss out (@_JoyCastro)
My answer to the question, Who is (should) an Education (be) for? EVERYONE.