The Common Good
By Redeemer Classical School
On The Common Good, we consider what it means to live a good life, especially how that creates a strong society through faith, families, and educating children.
Ep. 6: How To Afford Private Tuition For Your Kids
The first step towards making room to pay for Christian school is understanding your spending habits, says financial coach Tina Antrim. Her experience indicates most families have a lot more money than they think they do, but just haven't learned strategies for being intentional about saving and spending. That limits their ability to prioritize what truly matters to them, and can lead to deep shame and marital conflict. In this episode, the ladies talk about how families can get their feet under themselves financially, common barriers to doing so, and Redeemer Classical's goal of helping families become empowered to provide a beautiful Christian education to their precious children. Visit Redeemer's website for details about how Tina can help your family afford tuition and apply for financial aid.
January 26, 2019
Ep. 5: Why We Do Need To Check Those Education Boxes Sometimes
On this episode, Nathaniel critiques the concept of Schole, or "restful learning," and the idea that teachers should avoid conflict or things children don't think they're interested in. He says there's some merit to the idea but that it can be taken too far in a Romantic and Postmodern direction to actually undermine children's ability to wonder at God's world.
November 12, 2018
Ep. 4: Highlights From The Mother Culture Retreat
On this episode Joy gives an overview of a mother culture retreat she hosted locally in conjunction with the Schole Sisters. She and Nathaniel talk about what Schole means and its application to adult learning.
November 04, 2018
Ep. 3: What's Really Wrong With E.D. Hirsch? He Aims Too Low
On this podcast Joy and Nathaniel pull out their biggest critique of Dr. E.D. Hirsch's rationale for giving all children a core curriculum. It's that he aims too low: at merely making kids competent enough to hold down a job and vote. Of course Americans need those things, but children deserve much more. Listen to find out what, and why.
June 18, 2018
Ep. 2: How E.D. Hirsch's 1987 Blockbuster Still Affects Education Today
In the next several episodes we're discussing Dr. E.D. Hirsch's bestselling book "Cultural Literacy" and its sequel, "The Schools We Need and Why We Don't Have Them. In this episode we introduce Hirsch and his major ideas and discuss why they've only grown in importance since they exploded on the national scene.
June 11, 2018
Ep. 1: IN Lawmakers Threaten To Cut Edu Savings Accounts
Joy Pullmann discusses buzz that Hoosier lawmakers might cut a program that helps families save up to $1,000 per year for K-12 and college tuition. Hit this link to find your in-state lawmakers to tell them to expand, not reduce, school choice: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/.
April 14, 2018