There was a great article on classical education in the last issue of National Review. National Review is the premiere conservative magazine in the country. While its focus tends to be politics, it also runs excellent articles on current social and cultural issues. In October each year there is a special section on education. This issue featured the article Back to Basics, which discussed the growing movement of classical schools in the United States. From secular classical charter schools to the classical Christian school movement, there are now as many as 500 classical schools in the U.S. –all seeking to get “back to the basics.” I commend the article to you. It provides a helpful overview of the growth of the movement and the goals of classical schools. (If you are not an NR subscriber, there is a small $0.25 fee to read the entire article.)