Tuesday, June 8, 2010

In Praise of Classical Education

A great piece by The New York Times columnist Stanley Fish in praise of a return to classical education. A look at the curriculum of his own high school—Classical High School in Providence, Rhode Island—gives a clue as to what a classical education is:

When I attended, offerings and requirements included four years of Latin, three years of French, two years of German, physics, chemistry, biology, algebra, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, English, history, civics, in addition to extra-curricular activities, and clubs — French Club, Latin Club, German Club, Science Club, among many others.

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