The Virtue of an Educated Voter

Americans lost something valuable when we forsook ‘virtue’ as a goal for education and a foundation for free government. … Secular universities preach just one core value: the open and free investigation of multiple ideas. Liberal education now favors a process of free choice rather than any other particular belief.

We need to revive the founders’ definition of education as a public good and an essential pillar of free government. We should also recover their concept of virtue, classically defined, as a core public value worth teaching.
— Alan Taylor