How We Influence the Next Generation
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Most people don’t know that current educational praxis is less than a century old. Paradoxically, the harder we try to produce adults similar to great thinkers of the past, the further we move from the style of education that produced them. Some are now advocating a return to “classical education,” a system that teaches kids to utilize reason, logic, and rhetoric rather than modern techniques relying on technology and random sequences. Davies Owens, who served as Head of School for seven years at Atlanta’s Heritage Preparatory School, explains why newer isn’t always better—especially when it comes to educating our children.