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And that's the interviewER! The interviewEE is often worse.One of the things offered in classical education is a rich development of the English language. The grammar and vocabulary of most people today is very poor. I cringe most every time a Joe Blow is interviewed in a news segment. It’s like nails on a chalkboard.
“Whoever has the youth has the future.” Adolph HitlerWe started homeschooling our kids in the 1990s. There were plenty of times we questioned how to do it better, or whether we were up to the task, but seeing the results in our kids (including one still in process), I can't imagine missing the wonderful opportunities we had to see and be directly involved with our children through it all.
One thing I noticed, tying back into @Lon's comment, is that the children are very quick to accept their teachers as the ultimate authority on whatever they talk about (on topic or not). So if anyone wanted to take over a country, they would first start a public school system, and then require attendance for younger and younger age groups.
And classical education was 'ethics positive', for the lack of a better term. People classically educated are educated in academics and in ethics (and aesthetics but I know very little about aesthetics). Educated not only in how to learn academic subjects and vocations, but also in how to live. The focus ethically is on virtue, creating a virtuous person, with good morals but also good practical ethics, and through learning classical education's "trivium", grammar dialectic and rhetoric, they can analyze all matters human with balance and wisdom.... One thing is for certain. If you are a classical education thinker, then you are a conservative, in the sense that you pursue the conservation of traditions. Classical education is the longest tradition since the Greeks and Christ.
tldr very good for your son congratsMy son is very good at rhetoric. He's given his cousin a thrashing in debate.
Just learning the famous logical fallacies goes a long way to straightening out your thought.I'm homeschooled through the Classical Conversations curriculum. I highly recommend it.