This Amazing Washington DC School’s Story Proves Your Child’s School Matters A Lot

The famous economist and social critic Dr. Thomas Sowell wrote an essay focusing on the salutary achievements of a majority-black public high school in Washington DC. He delves into the story of Dunbar High School's 85 years of amazing success during decades of culturally entrenched racism and legal discrimination against African Americans -- 1870 through … Continue reading This Amazing Washington DC School’s Story Proves Your Child’s School Matters A Lot

Why A Christian Education Is Built Upon The Ways We Worship

How we think about distinctively Christian education would not be primarily a matter of sorting out which Christian ideas to drop into eager and willing mind receptacles; rather, it would become a matter of thinking about how a Christian education shapes, us, forms us, molds us to be a certain kind of people whose hearts … Continue reading Why A Christian Education Is Built Upon The Ways We Worship

What Is Christian, Classical Education?

Trying to explain classical education can be really difficult, because it's so different from what most people think of as school, even though some of its outside appearance is the same. We study math, languages, writing, and history. We have teachers and classrooms. So what makes classical education so distinct that it's worth choosing above … Continue reading What Is Christian, Classical Education?

How To Shop For Your Child’s School When Nobody Has Taught You How

I live in a good school district -- at least, they have good test scores -- so why should I bother researching and shopping around? "Issues Etc." radio host and pastor Todd Wilken asks Dr. Thomas Korcok to open an episode in their recent series on classical education. "One of the things Christians should be concerned about … Continue reading How To Shop For Your Child’s School When Nobody Has Taught You How

No, Facts Are Not Irrelevant Because We Can Google For Them

The radio and podcast "Issues, Etc." has been hosting a series about classical education with Dr. Thomas Korcok, who has theological and academic degrees from American, Canadian, Scottish, and Dutch universities. He is currently an associate professor at Concordia University in Chicago and director of the Center for the Advancement of Lutheran Liberal Arts. You … Continue reading No, Facts Are Not Irrelevant Because We Can Google For Them

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

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

What Happens When Children Read Only The Best Books For School

Recently English and Spanish teacher Phil Morgan shared in a beautiful essay "How I Got Middle Schoolers to Read Great Books Again." I'll spill his secret: Only assigning enduring, high-quality classic literature to his pupils. The societal consensus indicates that kids don’t read anymore. Perhaps my journey would be over before it even started, and … Continue reading What Happens When Children Read Only The Best Books For School

How To Prepare Children For A Future That Will Be Very Different From Today

Education Week recently asked ten leading professionals how schools can prepare children today for the careers they will pursue in 10 or 20 years, given our pace of technological change makes technical skills outmoded much faster. Martin Cothran at the Classical Latin School Association exerpts some of their responses, with commentary: Michael Chui, with the … Continue reading How To Prepare Children For A Future That Will Be Very Different From Today

Why Every Educated Person Should Know Latin

This excerpt from Charles. E. Bennett’s "The Teaching of Latin in the Secondary School," 1903, comes from Memoria Press's most recent edition of The Classical Teacher, Late Summer 2017. You can get a free copy of that publication by entering your information here. At Redeemer Classial we use Memoria's Latin curricula, starting in First Form. The question as … Continue reading Why Every Educated Person Should Know Latin