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Back in 2018, we brought together multiple stories and perspectives on the place of science in the classical liberal arts tradition. In his article “ Why STEM Students Need the Liberal Arts” Bernhardt L. Trout Ph.D., makes the case for why those pursuing STEM degrees need a healthy dose of the liberal arts. “The original meaning of “liberal arts” encompasses...

Today we wanted to revisit a selection from a previous issue of Virtue. In an interview with Dr. James Tanton, Institute Director Robert Jackson Ph.D delves into to the joys of teaching mathematics.   For many years my colleagues and I would stay after school to host an open house, discussing aspects of classical education with those...

Back in 2018, we brought together multiple stories and perspectives on the place of science in the classical liberal arts tradition. In his article “ Why STEM Students Need the Liberal Arts” Bernhardt L. Trout Ph.D., makes the case for why those pursuing STEM degrees need a healthy dose of the liberal arts. “The original meaning of “liberal arts” encompasses...

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...

Note: The following entry is from Dr. Benjamin Storey (Furman University), a scholar and friend. He teaches the history of political philosophy and is Co-Director of the Tocqueville Program at Furman University. He has written for many journals, including Journal of Politics, the Review of Politics, The New Atlantis, and City Journal.  My children wear simple but nice uniforms to their Classical Christian School.  It is not uncommon to find their...

(NOTE: the following post was provided by our colleague and friend, Dr. David Rothman, who is one of the most energetic supporters of K-12 classical education in the country--and a remarkable poet, to boot!)  A few weeks ago my old friend, the gifted poet, potato farmer, and five-time San Miguel County Commissioner Art Goodtimes approached me to write a...

While it may be considered uncouth to bring up politics and religion at the family reunion, there are strong reasons to believe that our political regime benefits from the presence of active religious communities.   As the First Amendment to our Constitution details, citizens of this nation are granted the freedoms of religious expression, speech and the...

Note: Today's guest contributor is Andrew J. Zwerneman, the president and co-founder of Cana Academy and the author of the forthcoming book, History: Forgotten and Remembered, to be released in September, 2020. As a society we are increasingly divided—from each other and from our past. However, because a classical, liberal education is deeply historical, it is well...

Note: The following post is from our guest contributor Derek Anderson, headmaster of Ridgeview Classical in Fort Collins, Colorado. In addition to leading the school, Mr. Anderson studies moral and political philosophy alongside of intellectual history. He is a proponent of the liberal arts curriculum, having taught students history, philosophy, literature and rhetoric.   As a teacher and later as a headmaster, I have frequently lamented how schooling in America so often...