Latter-day Learning Network Reaches 1,000 Member Milestone
The Latter-day Learning Network and related curriculum, blog, conference, and other outreaches began as a result of the increasing number of LDS homeschool families who are contacting American Heritage School from all over the world. Integrating principles of the restored gospel in strong academics is their common desire—a desire they know the school’s mission supports and has been devoted to for over 43 years.
American Heritage School is a non-profit, LDS-oriented Independent School in American Fork, UT. The school desires to make its resources more widely available and to become a worldwide resource to serve parents in maximizing the divine potential of their children. This is a tall order, but is accomplished as families learn to lay Christ at the foundation of all learning – even math, science, history, geography, etc. A character and Christian education will educate not only the mind, but the heart as well.
CS Lewis said, “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.”
From the talk “Character – The Aim of Education” come the following counsel.
Character is the aim of true education. . . . True education seeks to make men and women not only good mathematicians, proficient linguists, profound scientists, or brilliant literary lights, but also honest men with virtue, temperance, and brotherly love. It seeks to make men and women who prize truth, justice, wisdom, benevolence, and self-control as the choicest acquisitions of a successful life. (President David O. McKay)
Along with John Ruskin we affirm that education does not mean teaching people what they do not know, it means teaching to behave as they do not behave. . . . Character is more important than learning. (Elder Dallin H. Oaks)
Never has there been a time when a character and Christian education is more needed than it is today. We invite all to consider the importance of Christ in education, especially for our young children, before they leave the homes of their parents. We invite you to join the growing Network of LDS families from around the world who share these values, principles, and philosophies.