(PatriotWise.com)- Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Senate Republicans called on President Joe Biden and the Department of Education last week to intervene and stop a history education proposal that embraces the historically inaccurate and racially divisive “1619 Project.”
In January, then-President Donald Trump’s 1776 Commission published a report on the state of education in the United States, rebutting the “1619 Project” – a series of essays published by the far-left outlet that rewrote American history.
President Donald Trump said in a press conference in September 2020 that the 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory both constituted a “crusade against American history” and that they are “toxic propaganda” and “ideological poison” that would “dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together.”
But everything Trump ever said is wrong to the Democrats, and a new proposal from the Education Department published on April 19 would promote more “culturally responsive teaching and learning” at K-12 schools, and cited the 1619 Project as a good example. To follow.
It prompted Senator McConnell to publish an open letter to Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona, co-signed by over 30 GOP colleagues, calling the plans “divisive nonsense.”
“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,” the letter wrote.
But Democrats don’t care, and appear to be moving ahead with the plan anyway. It follows President Joe Biden’s decision to axe President Trump’s 1776 Commission upon entering the White House, ending a project designed to encourage patriotic education that doesn’t reimagine what it means to be American.
“Taxpayer-supported programs should emphasize the shared civic virtues that bring us together, not push radical agendas that tear us apart,” the GOP Senators wrote in their letter, echoing the message of the 1776 Commission.
The new guidelines from the Education Department have only focused On a small voluntary gram program for now, but could well be expanded in the coming years.