And for those who want a bit of formal training in reading these books, while still retaining the “raw” feel of reading the books and not listening to academic lectures about them, there are still a small handful of colleges that offer BAs based simply upon reading and discussing these books with peer readers. St. John’s College in Annapolis and Santa Fe, Thomas Aquinas College in California both provide such an education as their only “major”. And even core programs at Chicago, Notre Dame, and Columbia (I think) still might provide and education in these “Great Books”.
Montaigne’s views on the education of children were opposed to the common educational practices of his day.  :63 :67 He found fault with both what was taught and how it was taught.  :62 Much of the education during Montaigne’s time was focused on the reading of the classics and learning through books.  :67 Montaigne disagreed with learning strictly through books. He believed it was necessary to educate children in a variety of ways. He also disagreed with the way information was being presented to students. It was being presented in a way that encouraged students to take the information that was taught to them as absolute truth. Students were denied the chance to question the information. Therefore, students could not truly learn. Montaigne believed that to truly learn, a student had to take the information and make it their own.