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‘What We Want From Students Is No Longer Their Insight Or Character, But Their Desires’

In the latest Los Angeles Review of Books, writer and philosophy professor Ron Srigley critiques the modern university in ways that also apply to K-12 schooling. He targets today's upside-down structure of education that preferences bureaucracy and PR over students and genuine learning. "If students cannot think, read, or write any longer, it’s because administrators … Continue reading ‘What We Want From Students Is No Longer Their Insight Or Character, But Their Desires’

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Look At What Our Art Students Sculpted This Week

Our amazing art teacher, Meghan, does both picture study of famous artists with students and guides them through their own reproductions in a wide variety of media. This week it was sculpting an imitation of the face of Michelangelo's Moses statue. You might think that would be impossible for five, six, and seven-year-olds (and up). … Continue reading Look At What Our Art Students Sculpted This Week

A Harvard Professor On Why Studying The Humanities Is Essential To A Good Life

"[T]he humanists inspired by Petrarch and later Erasmus and Thomas More saw themselves as helping to rebuild Christendom by returning it to its ancient roots. They believed the study of classical languages and literatures, neglected in the Middle Ages (a period concept they invented), could improve character and create a love for wisdom and true … Continue reading A Harvard Professor On Why Studying The Humanities Is Essential To A Good Life

12 Reasons Redeemer Classical Should Be Your Child’s School

1. We Support Deep Fidelity to Your Family’s Faith Holy scripture and the church fathers teach that the chief duty of parents is to instruct their children in the faith, and to pass on their religious heritage. Only Christ can save a child’s soul. But parents ought to be faithful to our God-given duties, trusting … Continue reading 12 Reasons Redeemer Classical Should Be Your Child’s School

The Least Active Kids Of 20 Years Ago Would Be Today’s Most Fit, Study Finds

A new study of British kids finds that their parents would smoke them in a footrace if the parents and kids were the same age. That's because kids today move so much less than their parents did, despite their parents' widespread access as kids to television and other sedentary entertainment like videogames. The study found … Continue reading The Least Active Kids Of 20 Years Ago Would Be Today’s Most Fit, Study Finds

High-Quality Study Finds Computer Access Does Not Boost College Enrollment, Employment, or Earnings

Two researchers performed a randomized controlled trial -- the best-quality kind of study researchers can conduct -- by randomly giving some college students computers and preventing others from using them for academics. Dr. Jay Greene at the University of Arkansas summarizes the results, also pointing out that this study is better than most on the … Continue reading High-Quality Study Finds Computer Access Does Not Boost College Enrollment, Employment, or Earnings

Anna Explains Why She And Her Husband Chose Redeemer Classical For Their Son

The Macke family blesses the Redeemer community with their kindness, warmth, and love of order and beauty. In an expression of those qualities, Anna Macke put up with several hours of technical difficulties to help us record then re-record her family's story of choosing Redeemer Classical for their son. Things didn't work as well as … Continue reading Anna Explains Why She And Her Husband Chose Redeemer Classical For Their Son

Photos From Students’ Master Class With The Bach Collegium, And Follow-Up Listens

This Friday Redeemer Classical students, their families, and friends enjoyed a music demonstration by the Bach Collegium. Ensemble members introduced and demonstrated their instruments, answered questions, then performed a selection of Bach pieces. Several of these instruments were period Baroque instruments children wouldn't encounter at a typical orchestra or other classical concert. The kids (and parents!) enjoyed their … Continue reading Photos From Students’ Master Class With The Bach Collegium, And Follow-Up Listens

Professor Explains Why Students Should Write With Their Hands Instead Of Keyboards

Emory University English professor Mark Bauerlein is a long-time cultural critic, as a senior editor of the First Things journal and author of numerous reports and books about the state of American culture and education. One of his recent essays argues that parents and teachers of students who struggle to write should unplug their kids … Continue reading Professor Explains Why Students Should Write With Their Hands Instead Of Keyboards