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Stephen Hicks: Challenges in Contemporary Education

(Steve Dunwell)

“The ten out of a thousand entrepreneurial ideas that are amazing—we’ll find out what those are. And they will be the ones that dominate [in] the next generation.”

On June 29th, philosopher and author Stephen Hicks joined Merion West editor-in-chief Erich Prince to preview his upcoming book project on education. Dr. Hicks, who is Canadian and holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University, Bloomington, is a professor at Rockford University in Illinois and has authored five books. During their conversation, Dr. Hicks and Mr. Prince discuss the varying philosophical approaches to education, the stigma associated with education geared toward practicality, as well as new business models in education and how they provide alternatives to the status quo, particularly when it comes to higher education.

This interview appears in video form:

Erich J. Prince is the editor-in-chief at Merion West. With a background in journalism and media criticism, he has contributed to newspapers such as The Philadelphia Inquirer and The News & Observer, as well as online outlets including Quillette and The Hill. Erich has also spoken at conferences and events on issues related to gangs, crime, and policing. He studied political science at Yale University.

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