By Andrew Kern & Dr. Gene Edward Veith, Jr.
Edited by Dr. Brian Phillips
Nearly a decade in the making, this revised edition of the best selling book by Gene Edward Veith and Andrew Kern features updated chapters (and new research) on the increasingly important role classical education is playing in American teaching.
From the Publisher:
Whether you are a parent anxious about your child’s education, a family considering homeschooling, or a young person contemplating a career as a teacher, this book will help you think through what a true education involves. After a brief survey of where education in America has gone wrong, including a glance at controversial efforts like Common Core and Race to the Top, the authors describe the alternative to today’s failed fashions in learning: a classical education.
“Classical education,” they explain, “cultivates wisdom and virtue by nourishing the soul on truth, goodness, and beauty.” Succeeding chapters sketch how this approach has been applied by a wide variety of educators, including Christians (Protestant and Catholic), Great Books enthusiasts, and social entrepreneurs who serve the poor and minority students at home and abroad. Chapters are also devoted to homeschooling and higher education. In an epilogue, the authors honestly confront the weaknesses to which classical educators are prone and offer hope for an even stronger future for this growing movement.
What People Are Saying:
“This is a perfect little book on a vast subject: lucid without being simplistic, opinionated without being dogmatic, comprehensive yet to the point. In unaffected, everyday language, it conveys a wealth of ancient education wisdom to modern minds.”
– David Hicks, author of Norms and Nobility
“Classical Education reminds us that every achievement of humankind is valuable, and every child’s soul is damaged when we fail to demand that they achieve. Our children don’t need tags, measures, inkblot tests. They are screaming for a curriculum that challenges their minds.”
– Marva Collins, Founder of Westside Prepratory School, Chicago