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EDUCATING PARENTS

As a classical and Christian school, not only do we feel the responsibility to teach and train students entrusted to our care, we also desire to help parents learn and grow in their understanding of what we do and why.

Beyond keeping parents informed about our school, we want to serve all parents with recommended articles and books for those interested in considering more about classical and Christian education.

Articles

The following list includes articles from a variety of authors concerning specific aspects of classical and Christian education or general challenges that classical and Christian education strives to overcome.

John Agresto
The Suicide of the Liberal Arts” (The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2015)

Jerram Barrs
Everything Is Interesting: Raising Educated People” (The Thistle, October 24, 2012)

Susan Wise Bauer
The Teacher’s Dilemma: Reflections on History, Children, and the Inevitability of Compromise” (Cardus, September 4, 2014)

Ellen Berg
Teaching Secrets: Don’t Cripple with Compassion” (Education Week Teacher, May 26, 2010)

Anthony Bradley
The Four Questions of Christian Education” (Acton Institute, March 12, 2014)

Nicholas Carr
Does the Internet Make You Dumber?” (The Wall Street Journal, June 5, 2010)

Janie B. Cheaney
The College Conundrum” (World Magazine, November 11, 2013)

Sam Dillon
High School Courses May Be Advanced in Name Only” (The New York Times, April 25, 2011)

Brian Douglas
Five Temptations for Classical Christian Education” (First Things, November 8, 2012)

Anthony Esolen
Reform and Renewal Starts with Us” (Crisis Magazine, July 21, 2015)
Classical Education Can Purge a Multitude of Sins” (Crisis Magazine, February 19, 2015)
The Illusion of Neutrality” (The Public Discourse, September 11, 2014)

Janice Fiamengo
The Unteachables: A Generation That Cannot Learn” (PJ Media, May 20, 2012)

Stanley Fish
The Crisis of the Humanities Officially Arrives” (The New York Times, October 11, 2010)
A Classical Education: Back to the Future” (The New York Times, June 7, 2010)

Neil Gaiman
Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading, and Daydreaming” (The Guardian, October 15, 2013)

Joshua Gibbs
Jesus Hung Out with Prostitutes: Too Cool for School” (The Circe Institute, August 12, 2015)

Richard Gunderman
Is the Lecture Dead?” (The Atlantic, January 29, 2013)

Loretta Jackson-Hayes
We Don’t Need More STEM Majors. We Need More STEM Majors with Liberal Arts Training.” (The Washington Post, February 18, 2015)

Wilfred McClay
The Secret of the Self” (First Things, December, 2005)

Jennifer Medina
Warning: The Literary Canon Could Make Students Squirm” (The New York Times, May 17, 2014)

Anna Mussmann
Why Helicopter Parenting is the New Victorianism” (The New Federalist, July 15, 2015)

Ronald Nash
The Myth of a Values-Free Education” (Acton Institute)

Christopher Perrin
Interview with Author James K.A. Smith on Classical Education” (Inside Classical Education, March 15, 2011)

John Mark Reynolds
The Shallow Education of America” (Patheos, July 29, 2015)
On the Common Core: Out of Many, One” (Patheos, May 22, 2013)

Marilynne Robinson
Reclaiming a Sense of the Sacred” (The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 12, 2012)

Scott Samuelson
Why I Teach Plato to Plumbers” (The Atlantic, April 2014)

Michael Shammas
For a Better Society, Teach Philosophy in High Schools” (The Huffington Post, February 25, 2013)

Valerie Strauss
Teacher’s Resignation Letter: ‘My Profession…No Longer Exists” (The Washington Post, April 6, 2013)

John Tierney
AP Classes Are a Scam” (The Atlantic, October 13, 2012)

Douglas Wilson
School Rules Are Not the Answer” (Blog and Mablog, October 20, 2013)
Read Until Your Brain Creaks” (Blog and Mablog, May, 31, 2010)