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Dr. Duke Pesta

Dr. Duke Pesta is Academic Director of FreedomProject Academy, a Live Online School that is Faithfully Educating America. FPA is Common Core Free, offering individual classes and complete curricula for students in Kindergarten through High School. Dr. Pesta is also tenured university professor and author.
 
He received his Masters degree in Renaissance literature from John Carroll University, and his Ph.D. in Shakespeare and
Renaissance literature from Purdue University. Dr. Pesta has spent the last few years delivering more than 500 talks around the country, discussing educational reform and Common Core.
 
He is one of the nation’s foremost experts on the federal take over of public education, testifying before a number of state legislatures. Dr. Pesta’s collective videos and presentations top more than a million views online.

On September 17th, we celebrate “Constitution Day” in the United States.  We are encouraged to remember the laws and principles our nation was established upon–Judeo Christian laws and principles.  These days we see the Constitution being denigrated and attacked by progressive judges and movements aiming to change our history to advance their plan of socialism, big government and godless humanism.

Many people believe that the rise in power of the Federal Government Education System has fostered this attack on the Constitution. Dr. Duke Pesta joins us to look at the deterioration of public education and the lurking dangers of Common Core. In our final segment, Elijah Abraham also shares his thoughts on the importance of homeschooling Christian children, as well as how government schools are whitewashing Islam and criminalizing Christianity.

We discuss the high school history assignment on Christopher Columbus highlighing only negative events, “Columbus Day be Celebrated?” Here is a summary of  how the class handled the assignment:

  • No historical material on Columbus was presented during class.
  • References with information for and against the argument were handed out.
  • The class found historical information on their own using the internet.
  • Sources were not required for the information sited in the completed assignment.
  • Most students said that Columbus day should not be celebrated.
At home we are reading about Columbus’ life in Harper’s Encyclopaedia of United States History (Published in 1902).
The history reads like a story and is very complete and extremely interesting.  It also includes the explorer’s journal and letters.
It is too bad this material isn’t taught in class….  Columbus’ accomplishments were amazing…

 

From Freedom Project:

Dr. Duke Pesta Presents, Universities: History, Purpose, & Politics
–Series begins Tuesday, September 20th @ 7pm Central Time.–

Next Tuesday, FreedomProject will debut a brand new four-week lecture, LIVE ONLINE, by Dr. Duke Pesta, Universities: History, Purpose, and Politics.  (Attend from your computer, tablet, or smartphone.)

This series dives deep into the roots of higher education, covering the rise of universities in medieval Europe, to early American colleges, the modern university, and finally examines how to survive college while keeping God, Country and Self intact.

Even if schedule conflicts prohibit you from attending live, participants will have access to each recording and podcast within 24 hours of broadcast. Participants can attend individually or as a group, from home, church, or other venue.

If you liked Dr. Pesta’s take on Common Core: From Farce To Failure, you’ll love this four-part lecture on Universities: History, Purpose, and Politics.