Megyn Kelly tonight took on Johanna Fernandez, coordinator for Campaign to Bring Mumia Home, over a union-backed plan to teach students about convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.

A California labor union wants a school district to teach children that Abu-Jamal is a civil rights hero, comparing him to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kelly asked Fernandez: Why would you want students being taught that Abu-Jamal is like King?

Fernandez said that just because Abu-Jamal was convicted doesn’t mean he’s guilty.

Watch their fiery debate above.

Later, Fox News contributor Jason Riley said it would be sad to introduce Abu-Jamal into a curriculum as some sort of role model for black children. He said that now, parents will have to guard children “against the school curriculum that is going to be celebrating black criminality.”

Riley said that would be teaching another generation of black children to see themselves as victims, calling it beyond shameful.

Hear more of what he had to say below.