Hillsdale College’s Barney Charter School Initiative

hillsdaleI was doing some research based on something from a chapter in Conform, and I came across something I think more conservatives should be aware of. Hillsdale College has created the Barney Charter School Initiative.

The Barney Charter School Initiative is a project of Hillsdale College devoted to the education of young Americans. Through this initiative, the College will support the launch of K-12 charter schools. These schools will train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a rigorous, classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.

There are nine schools that are either established or in the process of being established in six states. There is a ton of information on their website that explains what classical education is. I have just barely begun to scratch the surface of all that is there.

I’m wondering if this may be a viable alternative for conservative parents who are tired of government schools but don’t have the resources to home school or private school. The word is Hillsdale is looking to significantly scale this project up in the coming years. For those of us teachers that are getting really tired of government schools, I wonder if this may be something we may want to jump on board with.

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  • Tari Thiery

    Yes! Jump on board! Last year, my husband and I left our home of 23 years in Indiana to go teach and administrate in a Hillsdale school in New Mexico. This is an essential movement to the future of our country. Please contact us (timthiery at gmail dot com) if you’d like to have an insider’s view of this initiative.

  • CrazyIknow

    It sounds awesome, until the government tells Hillsdale what hoops to jump. Give it 5 years and the schools will be controlled by the government.