On CNN.com, an article was posted entitled “Classical Schools Put Plato over iPad”, whereby there is an ensuing discussion about the recent rise of schools returning to a classics-based curriculum. It is filled with encouraging news about schools who have had success Generic Viagra Online Pharmacy returning to a classical curriculum and cialis online 20mg incorporating Latin and Greek in their curricula in the very early stages of student learning.
All of this is very viagra online cost positive news as it demonstrates that there is a “market” for challenging curricula for students as recognized by parents and also that there are several strong examples of how this can be achieved successfully.
I have reached out to Ridgeview Classical Schools in Colorado to try and get more information on what they are doing and how to possibly replicate their success in other states, such as the one I currently work in here in Florida. I will post an article in the future discussing further the development of a classics-based school.
There are plenty of other examples within the article, too. Schools from Tennessee, Phoenix, all over the U.S. There are stats and other reassuring items that point to the relevancy of such an “old-fashioned” concept like a school with its curriculum based on the classics and how it helps shape students for success in their futures. One of the things that seems to be misleading, however, is the concept that classical studies and the use of technology are somewhat opposed, but this is simply not the case (shameless plug – check out the American Classical League’s Technology Committee website). In fact, this sort of thinking will continue to keep the field small and only available to the privileged, something that technology and innovation could blow open should we allow it.
That aside, it is good to see this discussion happening at the national level as many critics of education point to a failed, bloated system. There is room for change and innovation and certainly a classics-based education provides a foundation for both. Sometimes, something old is indeed something new.