Over the past decade, classical Christian education has blossomed into a nationwide movement. Concerned by the poor standards and outright miseducation provided in public schools, parents and teachers have returned to the tried-and-true methods of past generations. Yet, we need to make sure that we know why we love classical Christian education. It's not enough to follow trends; we must follow truth.
As a Fellow at New St. Andrews College (Moscow, ID), Mitch Stokes has seen some of the fruit of this education. Here he shares his experience in four fascinating lectures that offer encouragement as well as constructive criticism. Stokes emphasizes the need to shape not only a child's head, but also his heart. Moreover, his advice is not presented as the immediate key to a "perfect eduaction." Instead, Stokes points us in the direction we should go, calling us to remember that education is generational, a process that resembles a marathon and not a sprint.