I like how Susan finds compatibility between the two approaches. I'm not sure all Classical education proponents are as balanced as she is, however. Just as there are different interpretations and contemporary applications of Charlotte Mason's ideas, so are there different interpretations and applications of Classical education.
And why is a short essay by Dorothy Sayers THE foundation for contemporary classical educators? I myself think we would all be better off if we went straight to Jacques Maritain for our philosophy of education. There would be no need to quarrel over the different emphases between Mason and Sayers schools of thought.
Certainly there will always be a multiplicity of applications, but that is all good when rooted in a unified vision grounded in solid principles.