Classical Education claims to teach students to be the “good man, speaking well.” It’s supposed to speak to their focus on rhetoric and persuasion, but beneath this is a system that teaches science denial and discrimination against LGBTQ people.
In 2012, I began working in Classical Christian Education. Over the next four years, I learned this was a system designed to protect white supremacy.
In 1988, the so-called “Baseball Study” was published, and ever since then, it’s been used to justify highly-structured, authoritative classrooms. But what does the Baseball Study actually say, and does it even matter?
A power imbalance exists between teachers and students, working in the adults favor and against the kids. A true social justice teaching must address this.
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