By and large, the school’s 156 years of independence bind us all in this common endeavor, an endeavor of friendships formed around common ideas.
College students learn wisdom, virtue, courage and the other attributes by studying from those who pursued these things in the past.
We want students to think, investigate, and discover for themselves.
We offer students an education predicated on the assumption of man’s intrinsic and unique capacity for good and evil, nobility and baseness.
Some who don’t know Hillsdale College and its philosophy ask, “Why, if you don’t believe in government control, do you believe in rules that limit?”
At the heart of the American experiment is the belief that no matter how ordinary we human beings may be, we are able to accomplish extraordinary deeds when we take responsibility for ourselves, our families, and our communities.
I had always felt that a good education, founded upon liberty and morality, is mankind’s most valuable asset.
I wanted to rescue kids from lousy schools and I wanted to offer parents of limited means the freedom to choose the best education for their children.
We realized that there was a need for an organization that would serve as a national clearinghouse of information on existing voucher programs.
The families of our 1.25 million Children’s Scholarship Fund applicants have lit the path to freedom, and they are leading the way.