Robert Gotcher

A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning

Fr. James V. Schall, S.J.

One thing people who homeschool worry a lot about is what college to send their children to. Many people homeschool to provide their children with the right kind of education—religious, liberal, etc. The last thing we want is for a bunch of flaky atheist, deconstructionist professors--or dorm life--to undermine our children’s assent and conformity to the natural and supernatural truths of our faith. So, do we send our children to one of those super-Catholic schools that are listed in the Cardinal Newman Society Guide?

Robert Gotcher

Robert Gotcher is Associate Professor of Systematic Studies (theology) at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Franklin, Wisconsin and have been homeschooling their seven children for 12 years. They use a modified form of the classic liberal education of Laura Berquist's Designing Your Own Classical Curriculum.

He works closely with the Institute for Catholic Liberal Education to promote the liberal arts among primary and secondary school teachers. He is a speaker for the Center for Life Principles founded by Fr. Robert Spitzer, S.J..

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