What is Elite schooling?

It’s nothing like what the masses are taught.

Fact: “Elites” Receive a Very Different Type of Schooling You and I Do – One might even say that elites such as Bill Gates, Mitt Romney, The Kennedys, etc. get an “education” while we just get “schooling.”  Here are the main goals of elite boarding school education (that you likely have never heard of):

The child must develop his own theory of human nature (by studying history, philosophy and law).

Mastery of the ‘Active Literacies:” writing and public speaking (so the child can attract allies as he goes through life).

Deep practice of the forms of politeness and good manners.

Independent work. (The student actually directs his own course of study based on his own interests at his own pace. In elite boarding schools, at least 80% of the child’s time is totally his own to use as he chooses to further his own education.)

Compulsory participation in energetic sports as a way to develop human grace.

Develop a theory of access to any person, organization or high office.

Always accept responsibility when it is offered and always deliver more than is promised.

Arrive at a personal code of standards: standards of production, standards of behavior, standards of morality.

Thorough understanding of the major institutional forms (courts, corporations, military, etc.)

Thorough understanding of the major works of art and a general ease around the arts.

Develop strong powers of observation and record keeping.

Develop an ability to handle challenges of all sorts.

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