I’m glad to find another story that will help feed my kiddo’s appetite for stories while also balancing out this decade’s obsession with the self.
‘For me, it’s not just a matter of filling in a major blank in my classics education,’ emailed a friend who is participating. ‘It’s about getting spiritual sustenance in these dark times!’
The classics are classics for a reason and offer valuable, time-worn lessons about humanity itself.
The turn language is taking in politics calls to mind that controlling language to control thought was a prime goal of the Ministry of Truth in George Orwell’s ‘1984.’
The Princeton inquisition comes not for those who lapse from Christian habits but for those who fail to recite the liturgies of social justice.
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 elaborate social and political structure of Spartan society can teach us much about self-governance today.
As vacation begins, decades of K-12 education research tells us that summertime is when the academic paths of higher- and lower-performing students most radically diverge.
This year saw an endless onslaught of new stories, new books, new TV shows, new music. It’s time to recharge, and enjoy some of the treasures of the past.
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