Bring Back Reason

How it Works

The Forum’s first article series features Michael Moynihan, head of Upper School at The Heights. His work, Bring Back Reason, will be published as a series of articles released weekly.

About the Series

The fragmentation in our current educational landscape stems directly from a loss of confidence in the ability of humans to use reason to know the truth. The good news is that it is not only possible to bring integral reason back, but that many are making progress on doing just this.

Bring Back Reason is distinctive in that it explores the deeper philosophical reasons for the current crisis of the loss of the sense of truth and presents practical steps educators and schools can take to remedy the situation. It summarizes and focuses gains made in the classical education movement, and shows how the restoration of the full scope of human reason is at the heart of authentic education reform.

Our hope is that Bring Back Reason will be a great resource for parents and educators, especially those in leadership positions.

About Michael Moynihan

A native of Rochester, NY, Michael Moynihan earned B.A. degrees in history and science pre-professional studies with a concentration in the Honors Program from the University of Notre Dame. He graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. After teaching for one year and earning a master’s degree in theology from The Catholic University of America, he joined the faculty of The Heights School in 1995. He has taught chemistry, Advanced Placement chemistry, eighth grade science, ethics, math and religion, has coached The Heights’ cross-country team and founded The Heights Mountaineers program.