Liberal arts help veterans thrive? Come on! I’ve seen far too many apologists – or should I say defenders – for the liberal arts recently. Let’s take a different point of view. First let’s look at the ages of these students. They’re not kids looking for the thrill of the “college experience”; they’re adults who have been through some serious maturing processes. Put into another college, for example a school teaching STEM subjects, and veterans would thrive there. They are serious about outcomes and generally not looking for a mate or a fraternity lifestyle. It’s all about the veterans, not the liberal arts.

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