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Republicans Filing State Bills to Cut Funding to Schools Teaching the 1619 Project

Republicans Filing State Bills to Cut Funding to Schools Teaching the 1619 Project

“lawmakers in Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri and South Dakota filed bills last month that, if enacted, would cut funding to K-12 schools and colleges that provide lessons derived from the award-winning project”

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Schools across the country have embraced the 1619 Project, a far-left retelling of American history born in the New York Times’ pages.

Some Republicans in various states are crafting legislation to cut funding to schools with it in the curriculum.

Barbara Rodriguez reports at The 19th:

Republican state lawmakers want to punish schools that teach the 1619 Project

Lawmakers in several statehouses this year want to stop lesson plans that focus on the centrality of slavery to American history as presented in the New York Times’ 1619 Project, previewing new battles in states over control of civics education.

Republican lawmakers in Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, Missouri and South Dakota filed bills last month that, if enacted, would cut funding to K-12 schools and colleges that provide lessons derived from the award-winning project.

Some historians say the bills are part of a larger effort by Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, to glorify a more White and patriarchal view of American history that downplays the ugly legacy of slavery and the contributions of Black people, Native Americans, women and others present during the nation’s founding.

Political battles have long been fought, largely in education boards, over how American students learn about everything from the Civil War to ethnic studies and health. But proposed legislation that would penalize schools for teaching curriculums based on the 1619 Project signals a new era of policy debate over civics education that may increasingly play out in state legislatures.

The 1619 Project directly ties to the push for Critical Race Training in schools, which is precisely why we recently launched the new site CriticalRace.org.

Now is also an excellent time to remember that the New York Times and 1619 author Nikole Hannah-Jones have already begun downplaying the project’s central claims and have admitted that the goal was always about controlling the narrative.

Republicans in this fight want students to learn America’s real history.

For example, in January, the Rapid City Journal reported that South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is making efforts to teach a positive message:

Gov. Kristi Noem has proposed $900,000 in one-time funds for curriculum to help meet her goal of teaching South Dakota’s students “why the U.S. is the most special nation in the history of the world.”

Noem stated her educational goals on Tuesday while delivering the governor’s annual State of the State Address to formally kick off the legislative session, an event which in years past was followed by a press conference and media availability, but less access this year.

The governor said she would task her administration with creating instructional materials and classroom resources on South Dakota history, civics, government, geography and economics and recommended spending $900,000 for curriculum in the speech to lawmakers.

North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson, who was in the news last week for pushing back on a false, leftist narrative, recently appeared on Newsmax to discuss the left’s efforts to warp the teaching of history:

As Robinson points out, Republicans are not trying to erase the bad aspects of America’s history but to teach that our founding documents and legal system helped us overcome those things.

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Not to worry the courts will restore the funding.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to ghost dog. | February 9, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    When you are talking public K-12 schools, it is really quite easy to kill their millage requests. Most schools pick low turnout elections, a few people working those can usually stop them cold. I did this four times.

Not even myth. Merely fiction of a diversitist mind.

Hey Babs – It’s called a disincentive, not a punishment.

Why is it when I see the hair color on that broad, I hear the hurdy-gurdy sounds of a circus calliope in the background?

Never heard of slavery before the 1619 project. I thought the Civil War started when Alabama lost a bowl game to Ohio State on a bad call.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to FOAF. | February 9, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    It is a fact that Africans enslaved their own, and also a fact that they continue to do so. It is also a fact that since the dawn of humanity, slavery was common.

    The truth is, that slaves were very dull, as in 60s IQ dull. There was a great deal of stuff written about how they were like children.

    Today, decedent’s of slaves have an IQ 20+ points higher, which is a direct result far better conditions than they would have had in Africa, and crossbreeding with Caucasians.

    So they came to America as morons, and today their average IQ places over half as dull normal.

    I hope that eventually humanity will understand the underlying reasons for low IQ, and that this issue can be fixed, for everyone’s benefit.

    One of many good articles about this is: https://www.dana.org/article/pretending-that-intelligence-doesnt-matter/

    There is also a great deal of rubbish, stuff based on on the huge hope in the sixties that this was just an environmental issue.

Hannah Nikole Jones….why you be appropriatin’ Irish white girl hair and Western name?

Oops…Nikole Hannah-Jones. Dyslexia must be kicking in!

The greatest hoax of our times is global warming and the ridiculous idea that we need politicians to save us……. 1619 is another hoax that is being used as propaganda to poison the minds of our schoolkids against this country.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Ghost Rider. | February 9, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    People need to be looking out for their kids, raise hell about CRT. Organize and recall school boards. Fire any teacher who dares to promote this crap.

Now do the same thing for colleges that teach from Howard Zinn’s writings.

Pure trash, all of it.

    Milhouse in reply to Paul. | February 10, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    It’s a lot harder to do with colleges, because of the tradition of academic freedom, and because it’s expected that students understand that a professor’s speech is not that of the university. Primary and secondary education is a lot easier because the teachers are presumed to speak for the school and with its authority, so what they say is government speech that the government can regulate.

“Some historians say the bills are part of a larger effort by Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, to glorify a more White and patriarchal view of American history that downplays the ugly legacy of slavery and the contributions of Black people, Native Americans, women and others present during the nation’s founding.”

I went looking for the quote from that wacko who complained that white history books unfairly overlooked the significant social and political contributions made by marginalized groups such as lesbian Native Americans. Yep, somebody said that. But I can’t find it now.

    Milhouse in reply to henrybowman. | February 10, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    If anything those roles are overplayed and exaggerated. If they were given their actual significance they’d take up about five minutes a year.

    It’s like Holocaust museums that give great play to the 15,000 gay men who were murdered in the camps, and make it seem like there must have been a lot more. If these murders were given proportionate coverage, 0.25% of the exhibit space and 18 seconds out of a two hour visit, they’d hardly be noticed.

Can’t the legislators force the schools and other institutions to follow the constitution, to no discriminate on the basis of race and teach the evils of socialism and marxism?

    Milhouse in reply to ConradCA. | February 10, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Precisely because of the constitution, they can’t do that. The constitution protects socialism and marxism and “critical theory”, just as it does every other wrong opinion. A state legislature can dictate to state-run primary and secondary schools what opinions to teach, since they are speaking for the state, but most government schools aren’t run by the state but by local school boards, which may have other opinions. So the legislature can’t just dictate to them, it has to manipulate them with funding.

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