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Around the Web: November 26, 2014

Here are a few of the noteworthy classical education stories circling the web this week:

The Effect of the Liberal Arts in Hong Kong

Dr. Gene Veith of Patrick Henry College gives us a glimpse into the power of a liberal arts curriculum. “Today, the still-Communist Chinese are blaming the liberal arts curriculum in the schools of Hong Kong for the pro-freedom movement currently roiling that city, with the protests generally led by liberal arts students.”

Seeing Value in Ignorance, College Expects Its Physicists to Teach Poetry

In this New York Times article by Alan Schwarz, the classical pedagogy of St. John’s College is on display.

“It was just another day here at St. John’s College, whose distinctiveness goes far beyond its curriculum of great works: Aeschylus and Aristotle, Bacon and Bach. As much of academia fractures into ever more specific disciplines, this tiny college still expects — in fact, requires — its professors to teach almost every subject, leveraging ignorance as much as expertise.”

50 Reasons Homeschooled Kids Like Being Homeschooled

Homeschooling mom Kris Bales compiled this list of student-given reasons why they enjoy being homeschooled. These are heartwarming, encouraging, and a good reminder that the hard work is worth it. So to all you homeschooling parents, keep it up!

What reasons would your kids add to the list?

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