(ReliableNews.org) – American students across the country are taught from a relatively young age to be proud of their country. They say the Pledge of Allegiance each day, learn about the fight for freedom and how the US has helped make the world a better place. Democrats want to change all that.
In April, President Joe Biden’s administration posted a notice in the Federal Register that it wants to create a grant program for civics and history education that prioritizes teaching students about critical race theory (CRT) and the 1619 Project. The administration said it is critical to create “learning experiences that validate and reflect the diversity, identities, histories, contributions, and experiences of all students.” They cited the 1619 Project which teaches kids that slavery was the country’s original sin.
A group of Republican attorneys general are now pushing back.
AGs Demand Change
On Wednesday, May 19, a group of 20 state attorneys general sent a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona to express their “deep concerns” that his department is trying to bring critical race theory into classrooms. They called both CRT and the 1619 Project “deeply flawed and controversial” claiming they “distort” reality.
The AGs go on to explain that they believe the Biden administration’s plan will teach a “hyper-racialized and ahistorical” version of the truth that goes against the guidelines laid out by Congress for education. If the administration is allowed to push its agenda, the prosecutors think that it won’t do anything to bring the country together, but will just promote discrimination. They want the Education Department to either throw out the proposed rule or make it clear that districts that use CRT as guidelines for their curriculums will not qualify for the grants.
The Biden administration has not responded to the letter from the state AGs.
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