The 95 Theses
Feb25

The 95 Theses

Originally posted on BibleStudyTools.com (Well, after they were posted on the door.) 95 Theses Martin Luther nailed on the church door at Wittenburg OCTOBER 31, 1517 Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed at Wittenberg, under the presidency of the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and of Sacred Theology, and Lecturer in Ordinary on the same at that place....

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Reinventing College
Feb25

Reinventing College

Spring 2017 UNCONVENTIONAL COLLEGE OPTIONS for CLASSICAL STUDENTS ACCS graduates are not conventional high school graduates. Their depth, command of language, and mastery of reason are often pronounced. But now, we’ve created a new problem. Where do we send these unconventional students to college? The good news is they can succeed just about anywhere. But, parents want more than success. Many parents want to continue their children’s...

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Century Watch – Spring 2017
Feb24

Century Watch – Spring 2017

by Marissa Black | Spring 2017 This year in history: 1517 THE PEN IS MIGHTIER MARTIN LUTHER’S THESES OF PROTEST We don’t often have to protest against religious persecution in America—especially not through the written word. We don’t live in an era of intense physical persecution requiring constant vigilance. The freedom to worship God is a privilege many take for granted.   Five hundred years ago, on October 31, 1517, Martin...

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Tectonic Shifts in the College World
Feb24

Tectonic Shifts in the College World

Spring 2017 Twenty-five years ago, around twenty classical Christian schools joined together to form the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (publisher of this magazine). To reinvent K–12 in a classical model, new ACCS schools were built largely from the ground up. But college is a different story. Colleges in the U.S. are much more diverse—and nearly all of them have access to public student financial aid. Research...

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A Major Undertaking
Feb24

A Major Undertaking

by Marissa Black | Spring 2017 How colleges could be missing the point Where are you from? Which dorm are you in? What’s your major? This is the rapid-fire list nearly every freshman gets asked in those first few months of college. What students choose to study can become a key part of how they distinguish and understand themselves. Finance? Music? Applied exercise science? The categories and sub-categories seem endless, which is why...

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Ripple Effect – Classic Learning Test (CLT)
Feb24

Ripple Effect – Classic Learning Test (CLT)

by Ruth Popp | Spring 2017 Ripple Effect A new college test, and why it’s important “Will this be on the test?” The answer to this critical question forms the landscape of American education—what will be studied, what will be committed to memory, and what will be left behind. Standardized college admissions tests exert enormous influence over the curricula and texts selected by educators from high school down to pre–K. If these...

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Around the Country – Franklin Classical School
Feb24

Around the Country – Franklin Classical School

by Jeanette Faulkner | Spring 2017 The Only Thing Missing for the First Day of School Was the Building When most parents finish the final page of The Case for Classical Christian Education, visions of ivy-covered brick buildings captivate their imaginations. From a first floor window emanates a child’s voice translating Caesar’s Gallic Wars; and from above rings an angelic choir’s medieval hymn filling the air over a robust lacrosse...

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DIY Parenting – Start a Family Reading Party!
Feb19

DIY Parenting – Start a Family Reading Party!

by Hannah Grieser | Spring 2017 FRESH FRIDAY-NIGHT FUN PIZZA, POPCORN, AND PAGE-TURNERS Reading as a family always sounds like a great idea. At least on paper. But in practice, many of us live as though reading is the kale salad of family activities—good for us, but a tough sell with kids (and some adults too). At the end of a long week of school and homework, how can a book possibly compete with movie night and the allure of a...

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Alumni Profile – Michael Fitts
Feb19

Alumni Profile – Michael Fitts

by Michael Fitts | Spring 2017 A Strategic Education Classical learning on the front lines   My classical Christian education started in the 4th grade at Ad Fontes Academy. As a sophomore—which can appropriately be translated as a wise fool—I decided life would be better at my local public school. That was an eye-opener. I was back at AFA by the second semester of my junior year. Ten days after I graduated in June of 2012, I left...

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Alumni Profile – Jeffery Faulkner
Feb19

Alumni Profile – Jeffery Faulkner

by Jeffrey Faulkner | Spring 2017 Standing on the Wall with Spenser and Augustine The warrior-poet As I stood in the hallway of Regents School of Austin, I heard my teachers crying. I was starting my first week of high school when the headmaster gathered the upper school together to explain there had been a series of terrorist attacks in the United States—in New York, Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania.   In the years that...

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