From “Traditional vs. Progressive Education,” in the most recent Classical Teacher magazine: “Although almost everyone agrees that education is good, there is wide disagreement on what education is”:
Since the beginning of the twentieth century, there has been a sometimes heated debate, not only about what schools should do, but what they should be. Generally speaking, there are two sides in this debate.
On one side are the traditionalists, made up mostly of parents, but including older teachers and private school teachers. Traditionalism still holds sway in many private Christian schools. Classical education is a species of traditonalism that retains the older emphasis on classic literature and languages.
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