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(NOTE: This entry was composed by Nikhil Jandhyala, an intern with the Institute and an alumnus of Anthem Preparatory Academy.)   Mathematics can be a strenuous study for many. A 2018 Pew Research poll shows that students do not pursue mathematics in college due to the difficulty of the subject. Perhaps the difficulty comes from the delivery of the subject: the way math is taught.  Jake Tawney, a veteran math teacher and teacher...

As you may know, astronomy was recognized as one of the classical subjects that would eventually be classified under the seven liberal arts. In particular, astronomy provided the practical exploration of geometry’s theoretical speculations. One of the original “applied udallasciences,” astronomy gives the opportunity to observe geometry in action, as we measure the relative positions...

Certainly poetry at its best captures sentiments and human striving with immortal lines. From the tragic battle for Troy (Homer) to the quest to recover Paradise (Milton), poetry speaks to the epic panorama of human experience. Along the way, some shorter lyrics provide us with snippets of experience, wrapped in the sounds and imagery of...

This past week, I heard Kenneth L. Woodward interviewed on his 2016 book, Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama (Penguin Random House). I was intrigued by Woodward’s vast experience as the former religion editor of Newsweek, where he went from observations in Omaha to visiting...

The following entry is from Dr. Owen Anderson (Arizona State University), a Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education.  I am starting a series on the Academy. We need to assess the state of the Academy and the challenges it faces. This includes questions about its purpose and how it achieves that purpose. It can be...

While it’s been a while since I’ve visited an architectural masterpiece like the cathedrals of Europe, a recent reference to the construction of Solomon’s Temple brought me back to the musings of Henry Adams, in his autobiographical reflections on his (elite) education. There’s lots to be learned from Adams’s own experience of a classical education,...

Last spring, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mrs. Magatte Wade, who was offering a series of lectures at Arizona State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Liberty. From her international studies and under the influence of a few insightful teachers, Wade has come to see the immense value of a Socratic form of education, which she...

David Rothman is one of those colleagues whose friendship in pursuit of the Good is a genuine grace. With his characteristic wit, verve, and style (all of a piece for a man dedicated to the arts), Rothman is an incredibly cultured man, who wears his learning lightly, even delightfully. Today I’m reposting an interview with David...

Today’s guest contributor is Dr. Brian Williams, Dean of the Templeton Honors College and Fellow of the Institute for Classical Education. In all of his various roles, Dr. Williams brings a wit and wisdom to his work, for he understands that we must meet this generation with the truth and goodness of the Tradition, in all of its...