What is education all about? In my view, the purpose of education is to pass on to the next generation the knowledge, wisdom, and moral values of the present generation. That about sums it up. Knowledge includes history, geography, science, economics, mathematics, etc. Wisdom entails reading the Bible, which is the Judeo-Christian source of what is wise and truthful. Moral values are based on belief in God and His Ten Commandments. Practically none of this is taught in the atheist public schools.
So it is left to Christian homeschoolers and private schools to carry forth our Judeo-Christian civilization. However, the revival of classical education among homeschoolers poses a problem for Americans concerned with the political future of this country. We are presently in a dire situation, on the brink of losing our freedoms, on the edge of seeing our constitutional republic being replaced by “social democracy,” in which we cease to be a nation of laws, but a nation of vampire-like politicians and statesmen whose only interest is in power to lord it over a once free people.
According to Jennifer Courtney of Classical Conversations, the foremost dispenser of classical education for homeschoolers:
In his pamphlet titled “Of Education,” John Milton, a seventeenth-century Christian poet, thinker, and statesman, wrote that “the end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright, and out of that knowledge to love him, to imitate him, to be like him.” As Christian parents, this is surely our aspiration.
In other words, homeschoolers should educate their children to become the equivalent of saints. A noble aspiration but not very practical. Miss Courtney continues:
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