What constitutes a rational curriculum for a student’s pre-college years, and why? In this lively 1986 lecture given at The Jefferson School, Leonard Peikoff explains which subjects are essential to the development of a child’s conceptual faculty, and why. Peikoff also explains why many subjects commonly taught in schools are nonessential or even detrimental to a child’s development.

Recorded at The Jefferson School – Regional, 1986.