An excellent treatise that today’s “educators” would take exception with at nearly every point, thus providing the proof they really ought to be called propagandists.
Educations available to europeans and czarist Russians prior to the 20’th century were probably the zenith. Google some famous scientist of that era and they were probably versed in law, a myriad of languages, art, history, music, and philosophy on top of their technical expertise of renown.
How to think? Nobody wants to know that!
One of the more interesting books on the subject is: http://www.amazon.com/Climbing-Parnassus-Apologia-Greek-Latin/dp/1933859504
Another excellent text: http://www.amazon.com/The-Great-Tradition-Readings-Educated/dp/193519156X/ref=pd_sim_b_1
And another good read: http://www.amazon.com/The-Life-Mind-Travails-Thinking/dp/193385961X/ref=pd_sim_b_6
I might add that a “progressive education” is little more than brainwashing, wrapped in the trappings of an “education” to give it credibility.
I possess an A.B. Alas, I have no Greek. : (
We have high school diplomas and are in the top 10% of income earners where we live. It’s real simple. Look around you and fill a demand.
Supply and demand will trump education every time “unless” there is a demand for that education.
Float any river with a top fishing guide and he has no less than a masters degree in something. No demand for it but he has a degree.
None of which are taught in government schools.
But we do have the curriculum designed by the industrialist, Andrew Carnegie Unit.
Go to the used book store or nowadays, Amazon, and buy used Penguin Classics. Read them
Voila...... classical education