Posted by Joseph Knippenberg
I wonder what our friends at Hillsdale think of this article, which I’d bet has a more self-consciously political agenda (and, it goes without saying, much less nuance) than the college has.
Hat tip: Power Line.
There are several barbs in the article, but what struck me the most was how well the students represented the school's mission and how much the article was actually a great advertisement about the school. The evidence, even in a hostile article, was inescapable that these very talented students are wrestling with the Great Books in the Great Conversation without partisan goals and not finding easy answers to their questions (though that does not mean that they are not finding answers).
I have lectured numerous times at the Center for Teacher Excellence and can attest that there is no partisan/ideological goals or even any discussion of policy issues when large groups of teachers gather. Rather, the focus is on discussing the great documents of American history and the West as intelligent people and then sharing them with students and even fellow citizens. Whether in the CTE or college at large, the emphasis is always truly on the mission of "educating for liberty." It is an impressive place of true education and receives my donations and hopefully my children some day (or Ashbrook!) for a rigorous education.
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