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Articles dated December 2012

A Response to President Obama’s New Common Core State Standards for Education

by Matt
Monday, 17 December, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education, Homeschooling Life
In Homer’s Iliad, Achilles refuses to accept gifts from the hand of Agamemnon precisely because he refuses to become “the king’s man." Agamemnon had wronged Achilles—grievously—and to receive his gifts would amount to admitting that it was within Agamemnon’s authority...
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Why Give Final Exams?

This week was a busy one in my Challenge III class. Students completed study guides in philosophy, turned in American history notebooks, gave a philosophy lecture, and completed finals in US history and chemistry. There were several important reasons for a classical...
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Mathematics and Theology: The Problem of Quantity and the Importance of the Immaterial

by Jonathan
Thursday, 13 December, 2012
categories: Classical Christian Education
Our current world is obsessed with quantitative thinking. Frankly, I am, too. Numbers are extremely helpful in gauging all sorts of things in life, from the output of the economy to the number of people who show up in church each week. The problem, however, is that in...
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Even Greater Gratitude: A Fable

by Tobin
Wednesday, 12 December, 2012
categories: Big Ideas: Truth, Beauty, Goodness and more!
This fable came to my mind early one morning. It articulates, through symbols, a few of the things I think are true about the world. What emerged proved apropos to the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. One of the primary things this fable concerns is reading good...
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The State of Classical Conversations Address, 2012

Watch this video to hear the thoughts of Leigh Bortins, Chief Academic Officer, and Robert Bortins, Chief Executive Officer, as they share a recap of 2012 and some thoughts for 2013.     http://youtu.be/kIn4mY00Ny0
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