Today was the kind of day that reminds both teachers and parents why we do this.
Happy Independence Day! You can do no better today than to read with your children, family, and neighbors America's Declaration of Independence. Below is its preamble and a link to the full text. Redeemer Classical School's students memorize the italicized portion in Form B, or at approximately age seven, and this full preamble in Form … Continue reading Revive Your Knowledge Of America’s Declaration Of Independence In 3 Minutes
French intellectual Alexis de Tocqueville visited America in the early nineteenth century and wrote a large volume analyzing the nature of Americans in comparison to his fellow Europeans. "Democracy in America" is an incisive, highly detailed tome that startlingly prophesied many developments in America and international politics, including the Cold War (!). Tocqueville also made many … Continue reading Tocqueville Explains Why A School Counteracts The Selfishness Democracy Breeds
The American Conservative's Rod Dreher has been writing for a long time about how Christian parents, pastors, and teachers need to stop assuming that our secular culture will do anything but fight their efforts to pass on their faith to the next generation. Despite America's deep Christian heritage, younger Americans are increasingly drifting away from … Continue reading Rod Dreher: Parents Need To Be Strategic To Pass On Their Faith To Their Kids
America's founders considered it crucial for the preservation of our republic that the American people be well-educated. Yet we have not been well-educated as a people for decades. Jamie Gass, of the Pioneer Institute in Boston, notes statistics well-known to those who pay attention to the state of American education: Our high-school and college students hardly know … Continue reading America Can’t Endure Without Civic Knowledge