Hour 2- Dr Duke Pesta (Academic Director of FreedomProject Academy, Tenured English Professor) on the dangers of government schools/common core
Dr Duke Pesta
Dr. Duke Pesta is Academic Director of FreedomProject Academy and a tenured professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Dr. Pesta received his M.A. in Renaissance literature from John Carroll University and his PhD in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature from Purdue University. He has taught at major research institutions and small liberal arts colleges on a wide variety of subjects at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including courses on Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, the Bible, Russian literature, Christian Apologetics, and C.S. Lewis. His book, The Renaissance and the Postmodern: A Study in Comparative Critical Values, was published by Routledge in 2016. He has published scholarly essays on Renaissance Literature, American Literature, Shakespeare, Spenser, Byron, Michelangelo, and the History of Medicine, Surgery, and Anatomy. His teaching has garnered seven teaching awards at four universities.
Dr. Pesta is an engaging and animated speaker, whose experiences as an author, educational reformer, university professor, and the administrator of an online classical school uniquely qualify him to address the current state of education in our country. He speaks at home school conventions and educational conferences across the nation on topics including homeschooling, the decline of morality and critical thinking in the public schools, and the myriad ways that colleges and universities indoctrinate students.
Dr. Pesta is one of America's foremost authorities on the dangers of Common Core and the federal takeover of education, having delivered over 700 hundred talks in 46 states. He has also testified about Common Core and educational reform before 20 state legislatures and participated in more than 5000 radio and television interviews, from Canada to China, and from Mexico to the U.K.
Dr. Pesta hosts his own weekly program about politics and current events—The Dr. Duke Show—which is produced by FreedomProject Media. He films a weekly interview segment with Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA, is a frequent interlocutor with Stefan Molyneux at Freedomain Radio, and is a regular guest on a number of nationally-syndicated radio programs. He also hosts a weekly segment for The College Fix, a top-twenty-five conservative site dedicated to reporting on campus abuses.
Dr. Pesta was instrumental in developing and implementing an elective Bible course that is currently available for public high school students in Texas. His collective videos and presentations top more than five million views online, and much of his work is available at FreedomProject.com and FPEUSA.org.
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