Monday, March 30, 2015

STEMing the Tide

"Critical thinking is, in the end, the only way to protect American jobs. " -- Fareed Zakaria in "Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous"

STEM simply isn't enough. STEM's nice; but if we focus on STEM alone, we're not really doing ourselves any favors. We need more anthropologists, and philosophers, and historians, and the rest of liberal arts. The reason one finds lots of liberal arts degrees among CEOs isn't for lack of having anything better to do. It's because they have the well-rounded critical thinking necessary to make good decisions and to lead.