When people wake up in the morning and their power is out, they immediately get upset. Why don’t they feel the same way when they hear a local museum is closing after funds are cut?
Funding for the humanities is always being cut, while funding for science and math always goes up. Why? Why aren’t the arts—which give our lives meaning and beauty—as important as the sciences? This presentation explores why history is as important as science in preparing the next generation for leadership in the 21st century.