Fox News Hosts: We Shouldn’t Have Public Education, It Just Teaches ‘Meaningless Liberal Crap’ (Video)

tantaros-educationThere are so many times where I’m watching Fox News where I have to remind myself that I’m watching a supposedly legitimate cable news channel. I’ve often joked that Saturday Night Live could create some of their political skits by simply quoting many of the hosts on Fox News verbatim.

Take for instance when several of the hosts on the Fox News program Outnumbered sounded off against public education and Advanced Placement U.S. History while discussing the recent push in Oklahoma to eliminate the course from the state’s public schools.

“There really shouldn’t be public schools,” co-host Kennedy Montgomery said. “I mean, we should really go to a system where parents of every stripe have a choice, have a say in the kind of education their kids get. Because when we have centralized bureaucratic education doctrines and dogmas like this, that’s exactly what happens.”


Here’s a rule to live by: If anyone is discussing anything and they use the words “doctrine” or “dogma” to try to fear-monger about that particular issue, ignore them, because they’re idiots.

She’s essentially saying that public education is nothing more than indoctrination. Well, I guess she’s right. Public education does seek to indoctrinate our nation’s children – with an education.

Fellow co-host Andrea Tantaros added to that by specifically attacking AP History, calling it nothing but “meaningless liberal crap.”

So, teaching about factual events in our nation’s history is “meaningless liberal crap”? Well, I guess she’s right as well. Facts and reality do often seem to have a liberal bias.

I really never thought I would see the day where we would have commentators on a major cable “news” station openly attacking education and calling for the abolishment of our public school system. Then again, this is Fox News that we’re talking about.

Though there was at least some sanity from Outnumbered guest Judge Alex Ferrer. 

“I think we have to teach our students about the good, the bad and the ugly,” Ferrer said. “We don’t need to sugarcoat everything and tell them America was always wonderful. And we don’t need to make it look like Americans should be apologizing for every bad thing they’ve ever done. I think children should be raised knowing that their forefathers made mistakes too.”

“And we learn, and we hopefully advance and do better,” he continued.

This prompted Tantaros to go off on a ridiculous nationalistic rant where she stated that she wants to see the Department of Education abolished and believes that our history classes should mainly focus on historical events that promote the United States – mostly ignoring the bad stuff.

In other words, she wants the history we teach in our schools to essentially be nothing but pro-U.S.A. propaganda.

Am I the only one who sees a lot of fascism in all of this “ignore everything that makes our country look bad” nonsense?

It’s like I’ve said before, I’ve really just hit a point where I can’t take these people seriously. I really can’t believe I’ve spent the better part of the last week reading and writing articles about a state in this country actively trying to abolish an advanced history course because it’s teaching factual events that happened in our nation’s history.

This is something that’s so ridiculous that I wouldn’t blame anyone who had to double check to make sure this story wasn’t something taken from The Onion. 

Watch their comments below via Fox News:

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Jim Wiggin

    Of course, Kennedy Montgomery and Andrea Tantaros both went to public schools, and Montgomery went to a state university.

    • nannymm

      They obviously didn’t learn much.

      • VictorPWiley

        Kind of like you. You learned nada

    • VictorPWiley

      Who cares?

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  • Julio Gonzalez

    I have ranted on many FP articles lately as I have been embarrassed and insulted by my own Republican party. That said, I must comment against this article,!

    While I agree with 80-90% of the article, some of the comments such as—“There really shouldn’t be public schools,” co-host Kennedy Montgomery said.—we’re obviously made in jest and several of the hosts even spoke dismissively about whoever it is that is pushing this idea.

    Please don’t sensationalize Republican stupidity and make yourselves look like you are desperate for material. You don’t need that. The Republican party provides enough stupidity on their own…on a daily basis…with no need for prompting or sensationalizing!

    • Eg Kbbs

      Unfortunately, even if I give you (and I’m not sure I agree) that the comment was in jest – it isn’t just OK and Faux.

      Here in Missouri, the guy who bankrolls ALEC, many shadow PACs, and a wide range of Koch-friendly initiatives (Sinquefeld) is quoted as comparing public education to slavery in the old south.

      • VictorPWiley

        Shut it

    • VictorPWiley


      We don’t want you. You are a libtard at heart. Just continue sucking on those nipples douche bag.

      • Julio Gonzalez

        I guess you are just another Republitart who can’t handle an opposing opinion?

      • VictorPWiley

        You are the idiot who said you are a republican. You aren’t. Take a look in the mirror fatty

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  • Eg Kbbs

    Not just OK with AP classes. Not just Faux.

    Here in Missouri, the guy who bankrolls ALEC, many shadow PACs, and a wide range of Koch-friendly initiatives (Sinquefeld) is quoted as comparing public education to slavery in the old south.

    • VictorPWiley


      Once again, no one gives 3 flying fooks.

  • Avatar

    Funny. Scott Walker has just increased the taxpayer money flow into rich kids’ private schools across the state after supermassive cuts to the public schools.

    • VictorPWiley

      Funny. No one asked you moron. At least private schools are funded by people that have money. Your cheap Jew Bag arse went to Pubic School

  • Cemetery Girl

    I am a history nerd, and this disregard for the benefits of understanding history ticks me off. To understand our world now we have to understand history. It isn’t always pretty, but that doesn’t change their impact.

    • VictorPWiley

      And you are a pain in the arse.

  • Mark Stone

    Meaningless liberal crap? Like oh, I don’t know, say real science (not to be confused wirh bs like “intelligent” design) engineering, computer science? You know meaningless liberal crap that makes our lives so bad?

  • Charles Vincent

    AHh another Clifton red herring article.

  • StPete

    Vonnegut’s Fahrenheit 451 depicted a time when mindless entertainment and distrust of facts and truth prevailed. I know there have always been a few people who liked and wanted that kind of life, but never in my wildest dreams did I think there were so many who would choose to be that way when given the alternative. Apparently Fox News has wired a whole generation of them.

    • Ray Bradbury penned 451.

      • StPete

        oops- yeah. Fixed… Thanks.

  • Blake Seitz

    I am a liberal and a public school teacher in Wisconsin. I really resent this article. If anyone actually watched this clip, the only one that is an idiot is Tantaros. I don’t know if you remember, but Kennedy used to be on MTV and was being sarcastic with her comments. The others were promoting a balanced recounting of history. There is enough crap on Fox, to report about that is real than making something up.