There are so many education-related issues to talk about from K-12 to the universities, but not enough time to cover them all adequately in just an hour. So for today’s education update, we’ll tackle some of the biggest overall stories that should inform and concern Christians.
Dr. Duke Pesta is an engaging speaker whose experiences as an educational reformer, university professor, high school teacher, and the administrator of Freedom Project Academy, an online classical school uniquely qualify him to address the current state of education in our country.
Dr. Pesta is also the host of the Dr. Duke Show and is one of America’s foremost authorities on the dangers of Common Core, having delivered more than 700 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.
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 the graduate and undergraduate levels including courses on Shakespeare, Renaissance literature, the Bible, Russian literature, Christian Apologetics, and C.S. Lewis.
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Dr. Duke recently did a great interview with author, radio host and movie producer Sam Sorbo to discuss why kids are struggling so much in today’s public schools, why academic achievement means so little to colleges looking to diversify their campuses, and why parents seem to forget how big of an impact they have on their children’s lives.
The College Board, the organization behind the SAT, has been illegally gathering and selling private student data to boost the already enormous salaries of its executives, according to an explosive civil-rights lawsuit filed last week. Over 5 million students apparently had their data sold.
Here’s the interview David mentioned during today’s podcast:
New study finds the first Common Core high school graduates are the worst-prepared for college in the last 15 years.