Zachariah Rosenbaum Jul 16, 2018

Being 17 years old, one might think that I would not have much to say in favor of education. In fact, I am certain that many people who will read this article assume that I would prefer to spend my time bashing the school system from my social media outlets and blog. However, in writing this article I intend to do just the opposite.

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John Mark Reynolds Mar 9, 2015

College as I once knew it is dying. Schools all over the country face declining enrollments, government intrusion, and loss of vision. 

This can be confusing for parents, like me, who have children getting ready for school. Like many parents, I am asking, Does my daughter need college still? Is it worth the investment?

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David Kern Jan 14, 2015

Christopher B. Nelson has been president of St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland, since June 1991. He is an alumnus of St. John's (B.A. 1970) and a graduate of the University of Utah College of Law (J.D. 1973), where he founded and directed the university's student legal services program. He practiced law in Chicago for 18 years and was chairman of his law firm when he left the practice to take his current position at St. John's College.

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Christopher Nelson Feb 19, 2014

President Obama has been a strong supporter of programs designed to help families pay for a college education, most notably through the Pell Grant and the Opportunity Tax Credit.

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Joshua Sturgill Sep 18, 2013

Editor's Note: Joshua Sturgill has returned to college eighteen years after trying the first time. He's blogging his way through this first semester.

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Robert Woods Sep 3, 2013

What has Athens to do with Jerusalem? 
- Tertullian

What has Ingeld to do with Christ?
 -Alcuin (when catching some monks reading Beowulf)

What has Horace to do with the Psalter? Or Virgil with the Gospel? Or Cicero the Apostle?
- Jerome    


The Incarnation calls us to the things of this world. So when we consider the previous quotes about the liberal arts we must begin and end there.

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Andrew Kern Aug 28, 2013

"I don't know how all this talk about truth, goodness, and beauty are going to get a kid into college."

I heard somewhere that a board member of a Christian classical school uttered these words. I chooose to regard them as apocryphal and thus to set them up as a dummy to respond to. 

Here's my first response:

30% of adults in the US have a college education, while only 20% of our jobs require one. College is an increasingly good way to collect debt and prepare for unemployment. 

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Joshua Sturgill Jun 21, 2013

I’m 36 and I’ve just applied for the undergrad program at St. John’s College. Besides the humor of being categorized “non-traditional”, my age is also symbolic: 36 is twice 18, the age of my soon-to-be fellow students. I will be attending college with kids who were born the year I graduated from high school.

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