Great books and low-income students

I wanted to share this very nice story from Inside Higher Ed about low-income high school students at Columbia. It’s so nice to see that the Humanities not only still have value, but actually get students excited! Great Book programs vary by college, of course, but it shows that these texts still hold great meaning. A goal for my Gen Ed program is to have a nice mix of these classics with some contemporary works — we are a small program, but have great ambitions!

Please take a look at the article here:

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2015/01/09/essay-teaching-great-books-low-income-high-school-students

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