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Note: The following blog entry comes to us from our colleague and friend, Betsy K. Brown, who teaches and chairs the humanities program at Cicero Preparatory Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona. A graduate of Seattle Pacific University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, with a focus on creative nonfiction, Betsy loves to share the goodness of words...

Institute for Classical Education contributor Matthew Post recently wrote about America’s growing awareness of Critical Race Theory in public education.  His article outlines the trend to inculcate students with ideological theories and radical politics.  This trend aims to teach students to be suspicious of not only historical narratives but also their families and communities.   To confront the promulgation of radical curriculum, Post...

As we continue our video coverage from Symposium 2020, today’s clip features Dr. Mark Bauerlein (Emory University), relating some of his own experiences from the college classroom, in an effort to provide some context for what students want out of a course on literature: namely, a coherent narrative.  Recounting the 1987 curricular debates at Stanford, Bauerlein points out that, contrary to the vocal detractors of the Western...