I Might Be a Joke, But My Major Isn’t
As the joke my brother tells goes, “how do you get a history major off your doorstep? Pay him for the pizza!” He is currently pursuing a lucrative career in business management & administration, and, back in the day, I chose to be a history major; which is certainly a less lucrative enterprise.
I heard on the radio a few months back that many school are electing to replace history class with courses that are more sensory and will actually prepare students for a life in the globalist & tech driven economy of the 21st century. As the thinking goes, no one can provide a curriculum that presents a cohesive history of past events, and it is always going to be lopsided (after all those who write the history textbooks control the perception of what happened).
But, as a history major, I would very much resent the idea of a wholesale disposal of historic instruction. I think vocational preparation is of great importance and would highly encourage a return to a master/apprentice model. And I suppose I might add that I would also very much like a dissolution of the entire behemoth of the Department of Education. The DMV should be enough of a reminder that government has no business overseeing the education of our children, nor do they have much skill in it. [Read more…] about In Defense of the History Major