By Douglas Wilson

With usual gusto, Douglas Wilson provides us with the 7 pitfalls Classical Christian schools face. School communities must be ever vigilant of these trends in their own schools.

“But neither should a school climb up high on their dignity as experts when parents make a reasonable request. Too often high-horse-educators act like the waiter in a high-end restaurant when a patron asks for some salt for his steak. “I am sorry, sir, but your steak does not require salt. It is done to perfection.” Only philistines put salt on their steak, he adds silently.

“Government schools quit treating parents like customers a long time ago. Private schools that are long established, and which have waiting lists, can also forget that they are a service industry, which means that continued success requires a servant’s mentality.”