On the Revival of "Classical" Education

By:  Sam Blumenfeld
06/21/2012
       
On the Revival of "Classical" Education

One of the educational ideas that has been restored from the remote past, especially among homeschoolers, is that of a classical education.

One of the educational ideas that has been restored from the remote past, especially among homeschoolers, is that of a classical education.

 

The homeschool movement has spawned many great innovations in education. It’s what educational freedom is all about. With the public schools committed to dumbing-down the American people, homeschoolers have been free to discover the true meaning of education, so that their children can use their brains for the full benefit of themselves and society. Actually, that has not been all that difficult, for there was a time in America when education was quite effective. Indeed, we were the most literate nation on earth, which enabled us to build a vibrant free economy based on the inventive genius of a free people. But then the Progressives took over, and it’s been downhill ever since.

What we now have in America is an atheist government school system that is being used to impair the brains of millions of children so that they can be led into a socialist society without opposition. And that is why two million American parents refuse to put their children in these government schools, which have become intellectual wastelands. Children emerge from the system diminished in brain power, bewildered, ignorant, and morally depressed.

One of the educational ideas that has been restored from the remote past is that of a classical education. If you search in Google for “classical education,” a plethora of offerings appears. Even Wikipedia has an article on the subject. It reads, in part:

Click here to read the entire article.

Sam Blumenfeld (photo)

 

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