In today's world, there is a growing need for creative individuals who can think critically about knowledge and use it in new and innovative ways. Most modern schools only create technical workers. A liberal education is designed to produce scholars who have the ability to think independently no matter the topic. A student trained in the liberal arts can draw upon divergent ideas to solve complex problems, participate effectively in decision-making, and provide inspired leadership in an ever-changing world. While classical-liberal education traditionally provided the analytical and creative minds that changed the world, it has never been more needed to prepare students for the challenges of the future. Here are six important tools that liberal education provides.