Their local school board denied these parents’ application to open a classical school in their mountain town. These parents would not take no for an answer.
Classical education is not at the mercy of our culture. Instead, it has the potential to shape a new culture that is anchored in reality.
Of course, I’d prefer my child read classic literature and learn history than sit around reading propaganda on an iPad, but we can’t return to a classical education in the truest sense of the phrase.
The United Kingdom’s new prime minister quotes Thucydides from memory, delivers devastating one-liners, and is utterly unfazed by the spotlight.
Public education neither teaches nor believes in the transcendentals of truth, goodness, and beauty, the very pillars of the education that built the western world and flow from Christianity itself.
College entrance has become the primary, all-consuming educational goal for far too many parents, at the expense of understanding what constitutes a good education and what it should accomplish.
Would our schools have prepared Abraham Lincoln to give us the Gettysburg Address or Second Inaugural? Do they aspire to?
On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, Joy Pullmann interviews educators about the nexus between education and freedom.
‘Everybody should have an opportunity to learn all they want to,’ says Hillsdale College’s Larry Arnn, “but the idea that everybody should get a college education… can only be true if college means a wide variety of things.’
There’s wildly anti-conservative bias in high school debate leagues. So we built our own more objective competition that can better serve students.
Teaching the value of free thought matters now more than ever. Unfortunately, most American public schools take the opposite approach.
The education luminary David Hicks has written that a classical education is impossible because American society is too far gone. That view smacks of despair—which, bluntly, is a sin.
Americans often bemoan the diminished condition of our political discourse without recognizing the role that a general decline in literacy is playing in that diminishment.
Americans are losing their capacity for self-government. These patriots are doing something about it: opening excellent, America-affirming public schools.
In the book “Schools On Trial,” Nikhil Goyal argues for more freedom and creativity in schools — but that’s not possible if we stick with the same progressive ideas that ruined schools in the first place.
Classical education has been growing inside the United States for several decades. Common Core’s entrance into public and private education has only accelerated the trend.
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