The 4% - You're Kidding, Right?
by Marlin Detweiler
While we don’t do this routinely we find it needful to occasionally respond to a detractor. Not too long ago a customer sent a link to a video from David Quine of Cornerstone Curriculum, who was railing against classical education and quoted—sometimes out of context—me and some of my colleagues who promote classical Christian education.
And let me first say that anyone who promotes classical education as contrasted with classical Christian education can be likened to someone who provides military training for the enemy. When I first got involved in classical Christian education in the early 1990’s, I was quick to realize and point out that it was a very powerful tool. Now, from the results of many graduates, I know it is. At Veritas Press we have routinely insisted that our mission is to educate and raise up a godly generation. Everything we do must be done through or with a biblical worldview in mind. What a wonderful thing it is to see young graduates articulately and effectively “tearing down strongholds” of fallacious, not to mention evil, thinking.
Every once in a while, we have an Educational Helps that is popular enough that it bears repeating. This is one written by our very own Lexi Detweiler. She has some wonderful ideas for bringing the table to the classroom. I know of no better way to get Dad involved than by bringing food into the discussion.
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Big News: "They like us. They REALLY like us!"
We’re thrilled to report that Veritas Press has won BIG in the 2012 Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards. Here are the results:
- First Place in Kindergarten/Readiness/Preschool curriculum
- First Place in Elementary School Curriculum
- First Place tie for Middle School Curriculum
- First Place in High School Curriculum
- First Place in History
- First Place tie in Handwriting category for Classically Cursive
- Second Place tie in Phonics for Phonics Museum
It’s gratifying and humbling to see that we swept the ENTIRE curriculum field, as well as picking up wins in History, Handwriting, and Phonics. The awards are being announced in the September/October issue of Practical Homeschooling..
Thanks to you, our loyal customers, for your ongoing support and thanks to those who took the time to register their votes on our behalf. It is an honor to serve you!
Save the Date
Connect with other Veritas families and teachers at two upcoming events:
The Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit (www.fi.edu/scrolls), September 15th at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
Medieval Times Connection Event - October 6th