Is Progressive Education a Problem?

About 16,000 hours. That’s how long kids spend in elementary, middle, and high school in the United States. 

In Battle for the American Mind, Fox News host Pete Hegseth argues that every aspect of the American high school experience is a product of so-called progressive education. In the U.S., ideas about white privilege and systemic racism are being promoted across curricula. Educators are reframing gender roles and instilling a fatalistic outlook on climate change.

Hegseth wants to push readers into action to rehabilitate the American public school system. He suggests a radical approach to change. Classical Christian education used to be more common in the U.S., and many conservatives are keen to reinsert those values into public school systems.

Who should have control over kids’ moral imaginations? Learn more about the issue and hone your opinions on this prominent cultural debate with our Instaread on Battle for the American Mind.

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