Classical Christian education looks to past, thrives today
Jul17

Classical Christian education looks to past, thrives today

Classical Christian Education continues to draw parents as they experience the wonder of a different kind of education.

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Pink hair
Apr20

Pink hair

Much makes its way into the blogosphere without mention here at the Classical Difference.  But, the continued shock and awe of ‘normal’ Americans buying into the LGBTQ deception, in ways that are abusing children, has become a stark reality.  Toby Sumpter, Pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, offers a desperately needed reality check to the insanity that is swirling in Christian communities today.  Classical Christian...

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The Last Citadel for Evangelicals
Feb14

The Last Citadel for Evangelicals

By: David Goodwin, ACCS President Rod Dreher recently reported in the American Conservative just how quickly American Christians are adapting to the LGBT narrative, and how Christian leader Al Mohler doubts Evangelicals have the depth to mount a serious resistance to that narrative.  Evangelical Christians are the most likely to hold to a traditional view of marriage today– 61% of white evangelicals in the study Dreher cited....

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Vanderbilt Law Professor Warns Parents
Feb03

Vanderbilt Law Professor Warns Parents

It’s no surprise that young people are being indoctrinated against Christianity at all levels of academia.  We are grateful that once again, classical Christian education is specifically named by Dr. Carol Swain as a way of training students to think Christianly before they face the pressures of the left in college....

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The Exponential Growth of Classical Christian Education
Jan09

The Exponential Growth of Classical Christian Education

Classical Christian education continues to expand into newer and larger roles in America.

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A life-giving culture
Dec27

A life-giving culture

Most of us were young as the last reflections of public Christian culture were fading.  This reminder by Eric Metaxas in the Wall Street Journal is a story that should be told.  While arguably the crowning achievement of the 20th century, America’s visit to the moon was laced with a vestige of Christian piety– by Buzz Aldrin.  In the conflicted age in which we live, NASA kept it quiet until recently....

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Nova Classical- The Full Story
Nov11

Nova Classical- The Full Story

In the current issue of The Classical Difference, we mention Nova Classical Charter in Minneapolis as an example of the problem of Charter classical schools.  This story from our friends at First Things was not available when The Difference went to press.  Reality is actually worse than we thought. https://www.firstthings.com/article/2016/12/transgender-conformity Less we feel complacent, with the belief that the outcome of the...

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Youtube censures the web?  Christian ed. just got harder.
Oct21

Youtube censures the web? Christian ed. just got harder.

We’re fans of Prager University, an online educational service that serves up some excellent views, 5 minutes at a time.  We often recommend their 5 minute pieces, including this one https://www.prageru.com/courses/history/why-modern-art-so-bad.  Now, we haven’t viewed all their content; they have countless videos on their site.  So, we can’t vouch for every one.  But the problem is that you may not get to judge for...

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CCE Stomps the competition?
Oct13

CCE Stomps the competition?

Dr. Steve Turley’s article in The Christian Post certainly turned heads with its provocative title.  Dr. Turley’s extended support for the widely growing influence of CCE explains just what makes classical Christian education so popular.  We encourage you to listen to this radio broadcast where he explains further.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q_qcTYjitA...

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Classical Christian Fanfare
Sep20

Classical Christian Fanfare

This past week, The Eric Metaxas show aired an hour-long broadcast on classical Christian education and the Common Core with ACCS President, David Goodwin.  In this podcast, Metaxas and Goodwin discuss the 5-way power play around the Common Core that will impact American education for the worse, and what parents can do about it. Also, the ‘virtues’ of classical Christian education come to light as they discuss what parents...

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Classical Christian Success by Design
Sep18

Classical Christian Success by Design

The Christian Post provides another perspective to explain the continued growth of classical Christian education.  This piece highlights both collegiate success at Patrick Henry College (An ACCS member and prime sponsor).  Nationally, the movement continues its grass-roots, organic growth as other educational forms come and go.  Why?  In any age, influence rises as classical education trains leaders.  This article highlights one...

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Rethinking College?
Aug19

Rethinking College?

If you haven’t heard, students at Brown University petitioned the administration because their schoolwork was getting in the way of their protesting.  This might be a curious little humor story if it weren’t part of a much bigger, nearly universal trend in higher education.  World Magazine reports that Oregon State University will soon launch a mandated ‘social justice’ training course for all freshmen....

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Creativity vs. STEM– Who wins?
Aug11

Creativity vs. STEM– Who wins?

  What about STEM?  Classical Christian schools have long put on our fad-resistant coats when it comes to educational trends.  But, there’s a certain appeal to the current STEM movement in education that we have to address.  After all, our kids need to make a living someday.  And, we’re told, STEM is the key to that.  Maybe not. Science, technology, engineering and math may be the tools of trade in our modern world....

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Christianity is classical
Jul25

Christianity is classical

Some wonder about the seemingly odd matchup between classical education and Christianity.  Classical Christian education integrates history, philosophy, and theology, art and other subjects into a truth system based in the real world.  Christians, more than any other group, can appreciate the real connection we have to the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, Persia, and yes, the Greeks and Romans.  Our scriptures engage...

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True educators, even among the secularists

Amidst a field of STEM educators, seeking ways to teach our kids more stuff, there is a recognition that true education requires something more.  You can almost see this as classicists in the traditional school environment stand out as scholars who bring students to love learning. http://chronicle.com/article/What-Classics-Professors-Can/237129 The Chronicle of Higher...

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