マコーネル, 共和党はバイデン政権が 1619 プロジェクトを停止する必要があります: 'Divisive nonsense'

マコーネルは、教育長官ミゲル・カルドナに、 30 of his GOP colleagues blasting new proposed priorities for American history and civics teaching as “分裂的なナンセンス。”

Americans do not need or want their tax dollars diverted from promoting the principles that unite our nation toward promoting radical ideologies meant to divide us,” McConnell wrote.

TRUMP REBUTS NY TIMES ‘1619 PROJECTWITH ‘1776 REPORTURGING SCHOOLS TO REJECT ‘IDEOLOGICAL POISON

The Education Department published the new proposal 四月に 19 for federal grant guidelines designed to promote moreculturally responsive teaching and learningat K-12 schools. As a positive example, the Department of Education cites thelandmark” 1619 事業, the resources of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History andanti-racist practicesmodeled by scholar Ibram X. 自分の.

ザ・ 1619 Project was a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Magazine enterprise that examined the long-term consequences of slavery in America. It was released in 2019 to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of enslaved Africans in colonial Virginia in 1619. Certain historians have raised concerns with some of the claims, namely that slavery was a primary reason that colonists fought the American Revolution.

Some conservatives have panned the work as an attempt to rewrite history and balked at the 1619 Project curriculum being taught in schools. To counter the 1619 事業, former President Trump formed a “1776 Commissionthat issued a report meant to support what Trump calledpatriotic education.

Shortly after taking office, Biden disbanded that commission that his team said: “sought to erase America’s history of racial injustice” そして removed the 1776 報告する from the White House website.

BIDEN TO RESCIND TRUMP’S ‘1776 MISSION

McConnell’s letter to Cardona stresses broad concerns that schools are diving into culture wars to the detriment of teaching students factual history and civics lessons.

McConnell and his GOP colleagues lamented that Americans aren’t proficient in basic civics, such as naming the three branches of the federal government. 代わりに, certain schools and, now the federal government, are trying to injectdivisive, radical and historically-dubiouspropaganda into the classrooms, the senators wrote.

Taxpayer-supported programs should emphasize the shared civic virtues that bring us together, not push radical agendas that tear us apart,” 彼らが書きました.

The Department of Education’s proposed guidelines are targeted at a small voluntary grant program. Education Week notes the American History and Civics grants receive $ 5.3 million in federal funding, out of a roughly $ 74 billion budget for the department.

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