Brilliant Anti-Common Core Speech by Dr. Duke Pesta

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Dr. Duke Pesta

Dr. Duke Pes­ta

Dr. Duke Pes­ta reveals the chill­ing truth behind the Com­mon Core nation­al edu­ca­tion­al “stan­dards”. Com­mon Core rep­re­sents the lat­est and most com­pre­hen­sive step in the dri­ve toward com­plete gov­ern­ment con­trol of our chil­dren’s edu­ca­tion. Watch this spe­cial pre­sen­ta­tion expos­ing the truth about Com­mon Core and the ongo­ing strug­gle to roll back its imple­men­ta­tion.  Dr. Pes­ta pro­vides exam­ples of how Com­mon Core threat­ens to fur­ther under­mine, weak­en, and cen­tral­ize pub­lic and pri­vate edu­ca­tion in our coun­try.

Dr. Duke Pes­ta received his M.A. in Renais­sance lit­er­a­ture from John Car­roll Uni­ver­si­ty and his Ph.D. in Shake­speare and Renais­sance lit­er­a­ture from Pur­due Uni­ver­si­ty. He has taught at major research insti­tu­tions and small lib­er­al arts col­leges, and his been active in edu­ca­tion reform. He is a pro­fes­sor of Eng­lish at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Wis­con­sin, Oshkosh and the Aca­d­e­m­ic Direc­tor of Free­dom­Pro­ject Edu­ca­tion.