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Articles dated January 2016

Yes, Music Education Is Important!

by Caleb
Tuesday, 12 January, 2016
categories: Articles, Rhetoric Stage (ages 14 to 18)
In the early 6th century, the philosopher Boethius answered the question “What is a musician?”[i] For Boethius, a musician’s task was to go beyond the ability to perform an instrument or compose a song. A true musician was one who was able to judge music for its...
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Why the Senior Thesis?

The Greek word for thesis means “something put forth,” and Challenge IV students certainly have something to put forth. The Senior Thesis is a work that they write over the course of a semester with the guidance of their parent, tutor, and chosen mentors. Students pick...
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Growing Deep Roots for Speaking and Writing

The Conversation Monthly Growing Deep Roots for Speaking and Writing “Child, to say the very thing you really mean, the whole of it, nothing more or less or other than what you really mean; that’s the whole art and joy of words.”--C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces (...
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The Practical Education: A Response to “Don’t Stay in School”

I admit that the first time I watched the video “Don’t Stay in School,” I felt incredibly irritated. In an edgy rap, David Brown recites facts and skills he was required to learn in school instead of useful information he thought would have more effectively prepared...
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