Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Stanley Fish on 'The Core' and classical ed.

Check out this editorial from Stanley Fish in the New York Times: "A Classical Education: Back to the Future".
...although I have degrees from two Ivy league schools and have taught at U.C. Berkeley, Johns Hopkins, Columbia and Duke, Classical High School (in Providence, RI) is the best and most demanding educational institution I have ever been associated with. The name tells the story...

Sounds downright antediluvian, outmoded, narrow and elitist, and maybe it was (and is; the curriculum’s still there, with some additions like Japanese), but when I returned home I found three new books waiting for me, each of which made a case for something like the education I received at Classical...

Three more different perspectives from three more different authors could hardly be imagined...
Don't miss Fish's thoughts on my new book The Core!!!

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