This email apparently made the rounds in a classical education discussion group…and was forwarded to us by a worried reader (who didn’t click on the link first).

April 1, 2010


I’m sure you were as disturbed as I was this morning to read about the statement from the authors of The Well-Trained Mind, Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise. The have apparently renounced the classical approach outlined in their writings and are now, in support of the President’s “Race to the Top” political agenda, supporting a moderate/progressive public school model for education that advances “21st-century” technological tools and ideas in place of the historical and classical emphasis of TWTM.

This seems like such a betrayal, I don’t know what to say. I for one will carry on with the ideals of TWTM, even if others abandon them for political favor.

You can read the gory details at

With sadness, but resolve,

Well done. Wish I’d thought of that.

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  • SFKC

    HA! love it.

  • Heather


  • LL

    This just means you’ve hit the big time. Holy wow.

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