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School Song Unveiled
KEEZLETOWN, Va.—Redeemer Classical School unveiled its school song at its spring program last week, a fitting tribute to the school’s ten-year anniversary. The new song was performed by 23 students from the school’s 3rd, 4th and 5th grades with piano accompaniment. The music is an original composition by teacher Nathan Whittaker and the lyrics, written by teachers Whittaker and Anne Merrin Clemmer along with sixth-grade student Anna Phillips, encapsulate the school’s...Read more
Greek to Us: The Death of Classical Education and Its Consequences
In 1999 the A&E cable network broadcast a list of “The 100 Most Influential People of the Past 1000 Years,” selected by a “Blue Ribbon Panel.” Some of the names on the bottom half of the list were rather silly: Princess Diana, the Beatles, Elvis Presley (who was ranked just ahead of Joan of Arc), but the top ten names represent a consensus on what has mattered most to us over the last 500 years. Here they are in reverse order: 10. Galileo 9. Copernicus. 8. Einstein 7. Karl...Read more
The Lost Tools of Learning
That I, whose experience of teaching is extremely limited, should presume to discuss education is a matter, surely, that calls for no apology. It is a kind of behavior to which the present climate of opinion is wholly favorable. Bishops air their opinions about economics; biologists about metaphysics; inorganic chemists about theology; the most irrelevant people are appointed to highly technical ministries; and plain, blunt men write to the papers to say that Epstein and...Read more