Dear Readers, Please check out our new Opinion Poll on getting students to read beyond the curriculum, and cast your vote by the end of October 2014. As you know …
your opinion counts
Our September 2014 poll was about whether the sciences are more important than the arts:
The sciences are more important than the arts, because a strong foundation in math and science increases students’ chances of finding good jobs and also equips them with essential life skills.
• I agree. Math and science are more useful in today’s world, because we live in an era where technology rules. Also, a liberal arts education limits students’ career options. (23%, 09 Votes)
• I disagree. Science and liberal arts are equally important and both should be taught to give students a well-balanced education. In today’s world, liberal arts increase students’ career options. (77%, 30 Votes)
Total Voters: 39
The majority of those who responded to this poll (77%) felt that the sciences and the liberal arts are equally important for a balanced education. These respondents believe that when students are taught both the arts and the sciences, it opens up their career options. In contrast, only 23% of the respondents felt that math and the sciences are more important than the arts and that a liberal arts education limits students’ options.