Very interesting short op-ed in the NY Times today on a brief experiment by Bell Telephone in the 1950s in giving up and coming executives a brief liberal arts education to balance their technical training. From Bell's perspective the experiment seems to have failed but from a more general perspective it seems to have been successful (assuming this is an accurate portrayal of what happened, I am naturally sceptical of op-ed reporting on poorly known instances from decades ago, it still presents interesting ideas though).
I tend to think this article is a great illustration of what's wrong with modern education. We focus too much on trying to get people ready to have jobs. We forget we're also trying to educate future citizens who are invested with our nation's sovereignty. We need education more to be productive citizens and members of our community than we need it to be productive employees of our future employers. It is surprising that a private company would try to give this education to its employees, I wish it were more surprising that we seem to have forgotten why we are educating our citizens. We need more liberal arts in our high schools, not more technical job focused training. No wonder our country seems like such a mess even as we continue to have such high per capita GDP.