Back to School in Plato’s Republic: Lesson Plan, or Censorship?

We live in a culture spellbound by censorship. In the past, it was far easier to weigh in on the topic of censorship. But now, the considerations have grown more complex. So, we might want to consider one of the first proposals to censor works of art, one suggested close to 2,500 years ago. This attempt occurs in Plato’s Republic.

Einstein… Champion of a Liberal Arts Education?

Albert Einstein is literally the face of the STEM education society is so pre-occupied with these days. We see his likeness on countless numbers of brochures for science programs, camps, and fairs. Bearing this in mind, a lot of us would be shocked to discover that he championed a liberal arts education. Given (as the expression goes), when we look up “genius” in the dictionary we see a picture of Einstein, we should listen to what he has to say.

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