You’ve probably seen the quote before — if not in your own reading and research then most certainly in your interactions with Liberty Classical. It comes from Abraham Lincoln and says, “The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.” It’s also a statement — and a principle — you’ve heard repeated often if you’ve listened to Education Nation.
For the past several years, Education Nation with Rebekah Hagstrom and Marc Durkin has been engaging legislators, activists, educators, and thought leaders on what is happening on the educational and political landscapes both locally and nationally. We’ve followed Marc and Rebekah’s journey as they’ve explored and discussed where we came from, where we are, and where we’re headed both philosophically and practically in education.
Now…We’re Turning the Page
The conversation is getting weightier in our nation and we’re excited to take a new approach to this vital education conversation. Through Education America, we are asking the right questions and interacting with local and national political and educational issues. We’re unpacking the events and ideas that surround us, from critical race theory to Common Core and how the breakdown of moral standards is leading to the breakdown of academic prowess.
We’re working together toward answers to questions…even questions that people aren’t yet asking.
Look again at that quote from Lincoln. His words indicate his own troubling awareness of the connection between classroom and country. There’s something particularly daunting about his statement from a certain vantage point. However, as troubling as it can be, it is also extraordinarily hopeful. Lincoln recognized that we can influence tomorrow’s policies with today’s ideologies. He also knew that there was no better place to do that than in the classroom.
The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.Abraham Lincoln
Education America isn’t new. At least, not in its expression. It’s existed in various forms for some time, from radio programs to podcasts, blogs, and discussions. And conversations about learning and legislation are happening all around us.
But the battle for the hearts and minds of our young people is implicational on every level. Their souls are at stake…and so is our nation. The battle demands not that we return to something old, but rather that we return to something true.
If we can ask the right questions — and awaken the world around us to the truths that can shape our nation — we can see Lincoln’s words take shape in the most inspiring ways. Join us! Education America – Save the Classroom. Save the Country.