Martin Cothran is director of the Classical Latin School Association and is the father of four homeschooled adult children. He is the editor of Memoria Press's “Classical Teacher” magazine and the author of several books for private and home schools, including Memoria Press’ Traditional Logic, Material Logic, and Classical Rhetoric programs, as well as Lingua Biblica: Old Testament Stories in Latin.
He is past Latin, Logic, and Rhetoric Instructor at Highlands Latin School in Louisville, Kentucky. He holds a B.A. in philosophy and economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from the Simon Greenleaf School (now part of Trinity University). He is widely quoted on education and other public policy issues in Reuters News Service, USA Today, the New York Times, the Washington Post and numerous other state and national news sources. The Lexington Herald-Leader called him “the master of the thirty-second sound bite,” and the Associated Press has described him as “articulate and relentless.” His expertise on education and public policy and made him the most frequent guest on Kentucky Educational Television’s “Kentucky Tonight,” a statewide weekly public affairs program. He is also the only person to have publicly debated a federal judge on a case that was still before the court.
Memoria Press recently attended the 2019 - OH Homeschool Convention:
Two Russians, two Englishmen, two Frenchmen, three Americans, a South African, and a Norwegian ... walk into a bar. Not really. But they do come together in this list of the greatest Christian literary works of the last two centuries. It is a list that includes two Learn why these books are great and how it can be that, as someone once said, the worst Christians write the best Christian books. Learn which are the best translations and why it is okay to listen to them as well as read them (along with who are the best readers).
An increased focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is now seen as the way out of the education crisis by many educational policymakers. It is only the most recent manifestation of the stress on vocationalism in our schools. But is the narrowing of the focus of our curricula really the answer to our educational woes? And is the abandonment of a focus on the arts and humanities the best way to accomplish even the goals of the STEM movement? Learn why classical education's focus on the liberal arts and the traditional humanities not only makes for better human beings, but provides the best foundation for any career. And learn how best to articulate this vision to your parents and your community
One of the chief purposes of education is to pass on our cultural heritage. American culture is the product of the cultures it grew out of: those of Athens, Rome, and Jerusalem, which were completed and transformed by Christianity. This is the cultural heritage we mean when we say "Western civilization." But Western civilization has come under increasing attack from modern political ideologies that claim they have something better to offer. Learn why the arguments against Western civilization fail, why it is important, and how we can pass it on to our own children.