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“To truly learn, students must reverence the authorities in their lives, beginning with God and continuing from there to parents and teachers. As Solomon tells us, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,” and as Paul tells us, “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Education is, by the very derivation of the word, an act of submission to authority. It comes from the Latin educere, “to lead out.” Children who are educated are led out of ignorance into knowledge. And to be educated, they must allow themselves to be led….”
“…One of our favorite descriptions of the purpose of education is this: to love what is lovely and repudiate what is worth repudiating. Students enculturated in the paideia of the Lord are students equipped to do this. They know what to love and they know what to repudiate. They know how to build and they know how to fight.”