EdBOX: Classrooms and the Republic

By |2013-12-27T17:46:29-06:00December 28th, 2012|Categories: Architecture, Education, John Willson|Tags: |

“The ideal classroom is a student driving an automobile with Russell Kirk in the passenger seat.” —Stephen Masty (I made that up, but it’s what he would say) The EarthBOX is a marvelous invention. In a small, controlled environment one can grow vegetables and flowers in great splendor with very little effort. It’s a plastic container equipped [...]

Stoicism and the Logos

By |2018-10-11T16:28:58-05:00October 20th, 2012|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, Classical Education, Classical Learning, Stoicism|Tags: |

And the end and the beginning were always there Before the beginning and after the end. And all is always now. Words strain, Crack and sometimes break, under the burden, Under the tension, slip, slide, perish, Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, Will not stay still. Shrieking voices Scolding, mocking, or merely chattering, [...]

Hillsdale College Faculty Statement on Academic Freedom

By |2018-10-16T20:25:15-05:00December 31st, 2011|Categories: Bradley J. Birzer, RAK, Russell Kirk|Tags: |

There is a species of freedom peculiar to the academy: it is commonly called academic freedom, and has historically been linked with tenure and various forms of due process designed to ameliorate conditions of implacable dispute.   Ideally, academic freedom is that freedom to examine, dissect, describe, and explore the validity, utility, and consequences of ideas, [...]

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