Notes & Citations

Founding Fathers

All the American Founders received some form of a classical Christian education, reading Latin, studying Augustine, Cicero and Aquinas, and the classical Greeks.
Of the 55 delegates who attended the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, 30 were college graduates. That is an impressive feat given the challenging entrance requirements of 18th-century universities. … Those colleges stipulated that entering freshmen be able to read, translate and expound the Greco-Roman classical works [in their original languages]. Such requirements were nearly universal in America and remained unchanged for generations.

They also believed that “free societies were sustained by a virtuous populace, and that, if a society were to abandon a study of the classics, that same society would eventually abandon the virtues championed by the classical authors.

—Dr. Joe Wolverton II, The Founding Fathers and the Classics

From the Declaration of Independence to the Constitution, the Founding Fathers looked to classical history as a reliable guide to their successful experiment in building a lasting republic.*

Youth and Religion Study-Synopsis by Albert Mohler

Study conducted by Christian Smith with the National Study of Youth and Religion
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

When Christian Smith and his fellow researchers with the National Study of Youth and Religion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill took a close look at the religious beliefs held by American teenagers, they found that the faith held and described by most adolescents came down to something the researchers identified as “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.”

Classic Learning Test (CLT) and the Wall Street Journal

Read the Wall Street Journal article, The SAT and ACT Have a Classical Competitor–A new standardized test based on the idea of education as soulcraft.

”Wisdom First, Job Skills Second”
Mark Bauerlein

Luther and Literacy

Explore the interactive literacy chart at:

Boko Haram

1 This is the widely used translation and is correct according to the BBC and Mohammed Kabir of the BBC’s Hausa Service.