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Headed to disillusion, boredom, decadence?

May 8, 2013
The Marietta Times

In a recent letter (April 25) I described Edmund Burke's notion of Moral Imagination and how that attribute was shared by many of the great minds of the western tradition. I described Burke's belief that student's can best acquire this trait through the study of great literature. I suggested the new Common Core Standards (endorsed by the Ohio Department of Education and our local public and private schools) would inhibit the development of this important quality by limiting the study of classical literature in favor of non-fiction "informational texts."



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