The word education comes from a Latin word that means to lead forth.
Forth is a value-laden term.
It raises a question, which way is forth? How do you know you’re going in the right direction?
The easy answer in our time is, “It just depends on which way you want to go.”
Young people almost always say that today. They’ve been taught to say that. But, that’s the wrong answer.
At Hillsdale College, we understand education to be the pursuit of the highest answer to that question.
Discovering the right way by reading the greatest books by the greatest minds in history.
Coming to see the meaning of three ultimate and related things, the good, the true, and the beautiful.
This is the way forth.
This is education.