Education and the Useless Class

May 8 Lecture Discusses How Best to Prepare Students
By Sue Bausch

“Education and the Useless Class” is the topic for the Tuesday, May 8 lecture at UW-Sheboygan.  Dr. David Louzecky, Professor of Philosophy, will discuss the encroachment of technology throughout workplaces and the resulting social problems – including lower paying jobs for remaining workers and their inabilities to afford advances in healthcare.

According to Dr. Louzecky, “There are a myriad of social problems emanating from the new technologies, but given that education is preparation for the workforce, my question is, "What should we do about the curriculum?"  For the near term, we can carry on as usual, but it takes a decade to start an engineering program or train a doctor—by then we'll have self-driving vehicles on the road and IBM’s Watson will be diagnosing at the Clinic.  How can we better prepare future generations to meet these challenges? Since we know what is in the offing, it is a violation of responsibility to fail to prepare.  If I had the answer, I’d write an article.  Because I don’t, I hope to engage you and benefit from your discussion.”

The discussion begins at 7pm in the Wombat Room (#2114) at the UW-Sheboygan campus, located at One University Drive in Sheboygan. Admission is free and the public is welcome to attend. No reservations are needed.

Dr. Louzecky earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has taught at UW-Sheboygan for 40 years. He was named Wisconsin Professor of the Year in 2000 by the Carnegie Foundation, served as Philosophy Department Chair, and published articles and a book with Richard Flannery: The Good Life: Personal and Public Choices.

The Speaker’s Series presents a new topic each month (September – May) that is discussed in an open forum format. UW-Sheboygan is located at One University Drive in Sheboygan. Free parking is available.  For more information, visit



What: Lecture: Education and the Useless Class (free admission)

Who:   UW-Sheboygan

When: Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 7pm

Where: UW-Sheboygan, One University Drive, Sheboygan – Wombat Room


Sue Bausch, Regional Director of Communications