Education update! Today’s guest is education reformer, Dr. Duke Pesta, the Director of FreedomProject Academy, Common Core expert, tenured professor of English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and host of the Dr. Duke Show podcast.
From Pre-K through graduate school, Dr. Duke’s one-of-a-kind podcast will keep you informed about the highly politicized world of modern education, alerting you to the dangers facing our republic from generations of undereducated, miseducated, and ideologically coerced students.
Some of the topics we discuss on today’s Stand Up for the Truth include a taxpayer funded “free” breakfast & lunch program in public schools, a liberal college bullying a local bakery, a Christian pastor under fire – from students – for mentioning his faith in a commencement address, Teen Vogue instructing 16-year olds on how to obtain an abortion without their parent’s permission, a new social media platform ant Twitter alternative (Parler.com) that will not censor Christian and conservative voices, AND, the probability that U.S. taxpayers will soon be on the hook for billions of dollars of unpaid student loans.
APPLETON – A commencement speech in which a member of the Appleton school board referenced his Christian faith is sparking controversy and debate about what messages are appropriate in a public school setting.
In a letter sent to the school board and district administration Tuesday, a group of 29 Appleton North High School graduates and students took exception to the Rev. Alvin Dupree’s speech at the school’s commencement ceremony, which they complained was laden with “Christian themes.”
The students called on the district to keep the expression of religious beliefs separate from school district events in the future.
Professor Duke Pesta, who teaches English at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and also hosts The College Fix’s Campus Roundup show, created a Statement of Purpose for his students, urging them to “please drop the class immediately” if they are triggered by opposing opinions or free speech.