Teaching Education at Hillsdale College
Education is one of the primary means by which human beings come to be fully human. The American Founders understood that a liberal education—which includes proper instruction in reading, writing, and arithmetic—prepares the student for self-government and is therefore essential for the maintenance and prosperity of a free society. The liberally educated soul seeks to grasp the highest things and, with the help of others, to live in light of them. This kind of education requires hard work on the part of the student and the teacher.