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  • Aquinas’ 16 Steps to Becoming an Intellectual

    Aquinas’ 16 Steps to Becoming an Intellectual0

    • July 17, 2015

    An apprenticeship under a master is perhaps the best way to learn something. So it also goes with learning itself. If you want to become an intellectual, it helps to seek training from a master intellect. Undoubtedly, St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was one of the greatest intellects the world has known. He once told someone

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  • New York Times: Apprenticeships are a Path to the Middle Class

    New York Times: Apprenticeships are a Path to the Middle Class0

    • July 16, 2015

    By now you’ve probably heard about the back-to-the-future moment many European countries are having with higher education. Sensing the need to have a well-trained, capable, and employed population, European nations are increasingly directing their young people into apprenticeships rather than college. In the U.S., however, college is increasingly held up as the only way to a successful,

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  • What Families Are Missing By Not Reading Aloud

    What Families Are Missing By Not Reading Aloud0

    Earlier this year, The Wall Street Journal ran an article entitled “The Great Gift of Reading Aloud,” in which author Meghan Gurdon reflects on how she implemented family reading time in her household. Gurdon describes read-aloud time as “one of the great joys of our family life” which has brought extreme benefits to herself, her

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  • 3 Simple Ways to Become a Better Reader

    3 Simple Ways to Become a Better Reader0

    • July 15, 2015

    I’ve loved books ever since I was a small child. As an expression of my love, I always tried to treat them carefully and respectfully, never throwing them around and never – Heaven forbid! – writing in them. While the respect my younger self had for books was certainly praiseworthy, I discovered that my determination to not write

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  • Home Education Inspires a Love of Learning

    Home Education Inspires a Love of Learning0

    • July 8, 2015

    The hero in this story is not any one person but rather nearly two million Americans — moms and dads who go the extra mile and who, often at great sacrifice to themselves, are rescuing children in a profoundly personal way. They are the homeschoolers, parents who give up time and income to directly supervise

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  • Greece (and the West) As It Used to Be

    Greece (and the West) As It Used to Be0

    • July 7, 2015

    As the rest of the world watches Greece crumble under crippling debt, it might be worth looking at Greece as it used to be. In Portrait of a Greek Mountain Village, anthropologist Juliet du Boulay offers a glimpse of how rural Greek people (and most people in the world) thought and lived before modernity had

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