Great post from Karen Swallow Prior:
I’m married to a building trades teacher who works every day with students who might chafe at studying the liberal arts but have skills that can meet the needs of the current workforce and produce satisfaction and dignity as those gifts are used. Indeed the latest research shows that jobs requiring an associate’s degree, vocational training, and on-the-job training are among the greatest current workforce needs. As the poet W. H. Auden put it, “You owe it to all of us to get on with what you’re good at.”
Read the whole thing.