Liz Coleman, president of Bennington College, looks at the fundamentals of education and the folly of specialized curricula. Elevation of the expert is a new and detrimental model — the idea that human beings can only be interested in one thing and must jettison all others to complete a serious education is bizarre. We must look at what education is, fundamentally, and work to place the great challenges of our time at the core of the curriculum. Liz asserts that only when you get at what students call “deep thought” do you get radical innovation. This means providing a totality of resources and breadth of learning not typically offered in education today.