A storm is brewing, however. I have problems with classics-lite, with the simple iteration of values-based teaching, and with statements that we cannot understand Hitler's evil without Christian ideals. This is absurd.
A humanist can live well, live honorably, and live with compassion. He can also live with vagaries, conflicting points-of-view, and certainty in the power of human endeavors to guide society to plateaus of achievement.
These may prove temporary. Over time, human nature will again strike baldly and with a stroke that highlights greed, violence, or madness. But we will clamber back. The power of history and education will make this possible.
I have no problem with the fact that local parents want good schools for their kids. Parents wish their children to be well tended, well taught, and provided well with opportunities for future growth. There are numerous models to achieve this.
My concern, however, is that the superficiality of education kids may receive under the guise of genuine classical pedagogy will prevail in kids as they mature.
What is shallow will appear deep; what is trivial will seem philosophical; what is quotidian will be named noble.
Jackson (the world, really) needs actual education in the range of disciplines across Classical literature, history, linguistics, philosophy, and art. Very few will ever achieve it, but all of us should know that a larger realm exists in which culture thrives and morality exists without God's grace.