America's public school system is failing. Building upon Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning, this book explores the importance and value of classical and Christian education. Proposing an alternative to government-operated school, it advocates a return to classical Christian education, with its discipline, hard work, and learning geared to a child's developmental stages. Classical education offers students the best opportunity for academic achievement, character growth, and spiritual education. Such quality cannot be duplicated in what purports to be a religiously-neutral environment.