Homeschooling and the Dangers of Federalized Education

Dr. Duke Pesta

How did we get here? Recent educational overreaches—from Common Core to the radical expansion of meaningless high-stakes testing—have finally awakened parents across the county to the ongoing transformation of education that has occurred right under our noses. We have rapidly moved from an educational system emphasizing knowledge-based mastery of subject matter to an ideological and …

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Dr. Duke Pesta serves as the 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 a 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 takeover of public education, testifying before a number of state legislatures. Dr. Pesta’s videos and presentations top more than a million views online collectively, and much of his work is available at