Hegseth details progressives’ ‘destruction’ of American education in new book, Fox Nation special

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“Fox & Friends Weekend” co-host Pete Hegseth details the “destruction” of government education and how the left has weaponized the classroom as a way to control the political sphere in his new book, “Battle for the American Mind”.

Hegseth co-author David Goodwin joined Hegseth to discuss the impact of progressives on education over a century and how this had an impact on the public forum.

“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.”


“And it took research until 1915 to see that, but then it unfolded over time,” he continued.

Earlier on Sunday, Hegseth sat down with students who received classical Christian upbringings to discuss the influence of their denominational upbringing amid the push by progressives to overhaul the system.

“Students across the country are missing the true essence of literature, because…it’s a view of history, and it’s a view of worldviews and ideas of people at the time,” Veritas Academy graduate Sarah Jacob said. “And in my school at least, we were taught to fight against those ideas, and that made us people who more fully understand what we believe and what other people believe.”


Noah Settelen, a classical school student from Philadelphia, highlighted how his upbringing provided an inclusive view of the world and all “sides of history”.

“I would like to think that we learn all aspects of history and can focus on all aspects of what happened in the past and what is happening today,” Settelen said. “And then we look at it through the eyes of the ancient Greeks and the eyes of the wise men who came before us, rather than the eyes of people today who tell us that this is right and this is what must be true, when there really is no objective truth today.”

“The truth is what society has made of it,” Settelen said.

A new episode of “Bad Education in America” ​​by Fox Nation airs Sunday night at 10 p.m. ET on Fox News. The episode will be available to stream on Fox Nation for subscribers immediately after.

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