Susan Wise Bauer On ‘Rethinking School’ In A Spiritually Starved Culture

In the Circe Institute's latest Forma podcast, host Andrew Kern talks with classical education guru Susan Wise Bauer about her forthcoming latest book, "Rethinking School." In that book, Bauer argues that the United States' education system is a poor fit for many children and helps parents think through how to make schooling work for their … Continue reading Susan Wise Bauer On ‘Rethinking School’ In A Spiritually Starved Culture

You Can’t Just Google Context

It's becoming cliche for educators to proclaim that they don't want to teach children knowledge, because people "can just Google for information." What they don't understand is that information comes in various forms, and some are better than others. As Lindsey Brigham writes on the CIRCE Institute's blog: In contrast to the meandering, holistic, and … Continue reading You Can’t Just Google Context

Classical Education Leads To Good Jobs Because It Instills Good Judgment—But That’s Not All

Andrew Kern of the CIRCE Institute resurfaces¬†one of our favorite¬†themes: How classical education prepares a child not merely for a job, but for a life that of course includes the ability to earn one's bread. Our education controllers develop extremely complex theories about children as material objects whose role is to contribute to the economy, … Continue reading Classical Education Leads To Good Jobs Because It Instills Good Judgment—But That’s Not All