Most of us have implicitly bought into a version of history that narrowly limits the debate and thus limits our ability to question the status quo.
In American education today, fashions prevail and evidence is seldom asked for or given.
Right now, in this special place and at this special moment in time, let us dedicate ourselves to principles of freedom that imply as much responsibility and discipline as they do independence and choice.
America is still the light of the world, and it is fortunate that the Hillsdale Academy exists, if only to remind people of this important fact.
The purpose of art study is not to make artists of our young people; it is to help them become complete human beings.
“Politicians, properly observed, will often disappoint. Ideas, properly understood, seldom will.”
There was a time when you could walk into almost any American school and find a mission statement prominently displayed.
I think that the most successful people are those who take pride in their work, pride in their family, and pride in their country.
It isn’t easy these days for students to be decent and responsible, or to even agree upon what those words mean in our troubled modern world.
At Hillsdale College, we have always sought to measure our academic requirements against more enduring standards than the latest educational fad.