Matt Stewart is a teacher at The Ambrose School in Meridian, Idaho. He holds a PhD in history from Syracuse University and has published essays and reviews with Boom California, Fides et Historia, and High Country News. His first book, The Most Beautiful Place on Earth: Wallace Stegner in California, 1945-1993, is forthcoming from the University of Utah Press.
While the siren call of STEM is still music to most ears and classical schools are educating only a small percentage of American students, classical schools have grown steadily. Joshua Gibbs, Adam Roate, and Amanda Patchin discuss their merits.
Alexa is no doubt low-hanging fruit for the readers of Front Porch Republic. It is a place-contaminating, unlimited tyrant. If you've purchased one, watch out. When the lights start pulsing and your smart speaker starts shrieking, it will be too late. The peloton of drone-wraiths will be only seconds away.