Dr. Everett Piper, President of the Oklahoma Wesleyan University, Bartlesville, Oklahoma, is quite the engaging speaker. At a recent Common Core event in Edmond, Oklahoma, Piper lamented that the Common Core State Standards were “common” and that a true liberal arts education has no place for “common”. Academic freedom (and religious freedom) go hand in hand in a society where liberty is cherished. Piper states, “Ideas have consequences” and that “Ideas matter.”
Dr. Piper is the author of “Why I’m a Liberal and Other Conservative Ideas”.