Devin O'Donnell Feb 4, 2014

Tracy Lee Simmons notes that it was little more than a century ago that the word “classical” did not need to modify the word “education.” While it is true that all schooling was itself classical, it also true that we can too easily assume its basic meaning, for we breathe, all of us, the amnesiac air of the Modern world. And when the realities of college applications, SAT scores, transcripts, and college recommendations begin to bear down, it is easy, even for classical institutions, to lose their way.