Sunday good news: congratulations to Jason Barney, a Latin teacher at the Clapham School in Wheaton, Illinois, who has received Hillsdale College’s Salvatori Prize, including a $25,000 donation to his school. Inspired by the Hillsdale classical education model, Barney writes in Imprimis (January 2013), he seeks to retrieve and teach “much that has been forgotten or abandoned.”

He continues, “Too many citizens of our country today are, in Cicero’s terms, forever children. If knowledge of the past matures the soul, it is not something we can afford to marginalize or sideline . . . we live in a culture of Peter Pans, flying free in Neverland with no past and no future, only the ever-present game, the mock battle against pirates or Indians.”

As Cicero wrote, *“Not to know what happened before you were born, that is to be always a boy, to be forever a child.”

Learn more about the Clapham School here.

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