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#43- Karl Drops Out Of School

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One year ago, Karl decided to give up his 20-year teaching career as a university professor of humanities and philosophy. Why did he make this decision? In Karl’s own words, “It was no longer rewarding for me or valuable to the students.”

Towards the end of his teaching career, Karl started to notice a decline in his student’s ability to read and a general reluctance to share opinions. Scott and Karl dig into the dismal state of higher education today and the problem of chasing credentials.

These days, Karl is helping people get strong in body and mind. He’s a barbell coach and an interlocutor here at Online Great Books. Tune in to this week’s episode to hear Karl’s full story!

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  1. Mick Fuller

    Gentlemen,
    Thanks for your message. I’ve followed Mr. Hambrick for a year on BL. I finally took the plunge on subscribing to OGB. This episode addressed some very personal issues for me and my family. My son entered college this year. He is attending a private college on the east coast (we live in CA) that is dedicated to promoting exactly the things you are talking about. He hopes to be a professor of humanities some day. He was captured by the Greek gods and classical ideas when he was 6. We hope his educational experience at X College will help him become the quality of reader, thinker and interlocutor that you two are.
    All the best to you

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