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“Fox and Friends Weekend” co-host Pete Hegseth hosted several education experts for the latest episode of his “MisEducation” series where he takes a closer look at the left’s education agenda.
One expert was Katherine Kersten, policy fellow at the American Experiment, who said Sunday that the left is using education to teach students how to “disrupt” and “dismantle” American institutions.
Hegseth asked Kersten why the left keeps accelerating its agenda in schools and how it manages to get away with it.
“I think the left is trying to distract in a way,” Kersten said. She went on to describe how Minnesota plans to put ethnic studies “front and center” in their social studies courses that will teach students to resist American institutions.
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“Ethnic studies is essentially about teaching children to disrupt, dismantle and transform America’s fundamental institutions,” she said. “They use the word ‘resistance’ all the time.”
Continuing his investigation into education, Hegseth has published a new book called “Battle for the American Mind”. During a Fox & Friends Weekend segment, Hegseth discussed with co-writer David Goodwin how progressives have dominated education for decades.
“One of the biggest things is that it was intentional, that they knew what they were doing,” Goodwin told Hegseth on Sunday. “They actually wrote about it in The New Republic, and there was a back and forth debate among various progressives at the time. And they said, if we want to control the political means of this country, we have to control the education system.”
He continued: “And it took research until 1915 to see that, but then it unfolded over time.”
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Goodwin also joined Kersten for the Fox Nation special of Hegseth, alongside political scientist Dr Carol Swain and author Rebecca Friedrichs. The panel also discussed critical race theory and gender ideology taught in schools and how some teachers manipulate children to keep secrets from their parents.
Later in the program, Kersten said the Biden administration was trying to push “civic action.” She described civic action as training children to become a new generation of liberal activists like environmentalist Greta Thunberg.
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