We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It tests your math and related skills, literary and writing skills, historical, art and music knowledge and sophistication. Unlike the SAT, it doesn't look for your potential - it looks at what you have under the hood.
Of course, a good interview would reveal all of that in under an hour with a handful of pointed questions. For a job, though, it's not about what you know about Beowulf, but it's about what value you can add and what sort of personality you show.
A Liberal Arts education - however obtained - is for life-enrichment and enlightened citizenship, not commerce. It was designed mainly for the wealthy and prosperous who didn't have to worry too much about those things and could learn on the family or family-related job.
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Would disagree on 'liberal arts' slam. I know many people who were science, math and engineering majors who cannot write worth a darn. They think they know how, but read some of their business writing, and you will realize this is not the case.
(confessions of an English major who does business writing for a living)
"A Liberal Arts education - however obtained - is for life-enrichment and enlightened citizenship, not commerce. "
Which is why all the whining about Liberal Arts majors ending up in jobs that don't require a college degree is so ignorant. Their college "education" wasn't suppose to improve their employability and they got what they went into debt for. That they realize to late that their "education" has no economic value is sad, but really not of any concern for those who made better choices.
Now, there will be a test to show that not only was the subject matter of the education of no economic value, but we'll see how many didn't learn it in any case.