Unleashing Intellectual Firepower: The CLT Revolution

COMMENTARY Education

Unleashing Intellectual Firepower: The CLT Revolution

Oct 5, 2023 1 min read
COMMENTARY BY
Kevin D. Roberts, Ph.D.

President

Heritage Trustee since 2023
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The American public education system is facing significant challenges, including a stark decline in literacy and math performance according to recent NAEP statistics. In response to these pressing concerns—COVID learning loss, Critical Race Theory, disruptive classroom environments, to name a few—parents committed to reform are championing the causes of school choice, homeschooling, and classical education. At the forefront of this conservative education reform movement stands Jeremy Tate, the visionary founder of the Classic Learning Test (CLT).

The CLT proudly offers an alternative to the SAT and ACT, emphasizing the importance of reintroducing foundational texts from Western civilization into the educational curriculum. Jeremy joins Kevin for an insightful discussion as they delve into the root causes of the education system's challenges, highlight the numerous advantages of the CLT, and offer an optimistic vision for the future of both public and private education.

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