Why Latin still matters in higher education


As we lament the lack of learning in college by students with their iPads, social-network savvy and high self-esteem, University of Minnesota senior Peter Wildberger suggests that old school — and he means the oldest of old school — still might be the best school:

Since I started school without direction, I didn’t learn much my first year. Nothing was forcing me to learn. In choosing my major, I latched onto what had latched onto me. Studying Latin and Greek is the most mentally stimulating thing I have ever done. I have learned how to learn.

Check out why he says so in his piece in MPR’s Commentary section.