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The world we live in is not classical and it views things from a radically different perspective. As a result, sometimes they’ll say things about classical education that are meant kindly but are like nails down a blackboard. Here’s an example:

“The classical method sees children’s minds as efficient machines that absorb knowledge foundationally in a strict hierarchy of learning.”

The Missoulian

Otherwise, it is a generous article, so I don’t want to savage them. I’m just using this as a type of one idea and a dialectic for another: one, we think differently, and two, children’s minds are not machines.

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