TRIVIUM AND QUADRIVIUM. Transterrestrial Musings proposes that schoolteachers major in something other than "education." Joanne Jacobs observes that aspiring teachers in California do a major in "liberal studies," a name that conjures Sixties-vintage college for the aimless. Readers might want to evaluate her suggestion that all aspiring teachers major in English in light of what passes for the English major these days.

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