If You Are A Christian, ‘Everything Will Change’ About Education

John Senior founded a world-renowned university humanities program at the University of Kansas that thrived in the 1970s. In his book, "The Restoration of Christian Culture," Senior writes the following: Not to have a college at all would mean an ignorance of many things, but to have a college in which the faculty and students … Continue reading If You Are A Christian, ‘Everything Will Change’ About Education

Has Your Eight-Year-Old Learned To Write This Well? He Can

Redeemer's older students are learning the mechanics of writing paragraphs, reports, and essays. Here is a final draft of a report from one eight-year-old student. Here is a transcription of what the boy wrote: Dolphins and Humans In the wild and in captivity, dolphins interact with humans. Normally, dolphins are fun-loving because they enjoy playing. … Continue reading Has Your Eight-Year-Old Learned To Write This Well? He Can

You Can’t Treat School Like A Cafeteria

A literacy researcher writes about the common educational fallacy of providing students "personalized learning" that "follows their interests," explaining how the lack of a coherent, carefully structured curriculum that builds upon itself year after year mentally handicaps children. The fundamental point is one that few in education seem ready to address:¬†Great lessons may not add … Continue reading You Can’t Treat School Like A Cafeteria