Democracy and the Industrial Imagination in American Education

Education and Culture 32 (1):53 (2016)
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Media fact-checkers promptly corrected Marco Rubio when he called for more vocational education during the November 2015 GOP presidential debate: “Welders make more money than philosophers,” he said. “We need more welders than philosophers.” It was widely pointed out in response to Senator Rubio’s remark that, on average, those who major in philosophy at a college or university tend to have higher salaries than professional welders. But this point, despite its utility for promoting philosophy as an academic major, is a distraction from the insistent social question: what, if any, is the chief mission of education?In Woman and the Nineteenth Century, Margaret Fuller admonished the practice of educating girls...

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