Biden Props Failed Educational Program With 1 Billion, Australia Takes Other Course
The program falsely characterizes the American Revolution as driven by a desire to protect slavery in the Colonies.
The Biden administration plans to offer grants for U.S. history classes that teach critical race theory and the “1619 Project,” a New York Times series that views slavery and the consequences of slavers as the centerpiece of the American narrative.
The grants were proposed this week as part of programs that dispense several million dollars a year to K-12 schools. Critics of the anti-racism ideology and the historical inaccuracies in the 1619 Project warned that the grant program was an administration precursor to cementing the leftwing curriculum in Department of Education policy.
The crux of the theory that Mr. Biden elevates to the foundation of US education process is that White people are complicit in perpetuating systemic racism, regardless of their thoughts or actions
What’s really happening in the ‘Proposed Priorities’ is an effort to establish funding priorities that will shape the $1 billion per year Educating for American Democracy (EAD) bill pending in Congress, said Dr Peter Wood, president of the conservative National Association of Scholars.
The grant program was listed in the Federal Register on Monday as a proposed rule, which is open to comment until May 19. The rule touts the teachings of Ibram X. Kendi, a Black professor and pioneer in critical race theory.
The crux of the theory is that White people are complicit in perpetuating systemic racism, regardless of their thoughts or actions. Part of the remedy, according to some proponents of the theory, is an unspecified period of reverse discrimination to smash entrenched White supremacist institutions.
The 1619 Project, which received a Pulitzer Prize, has been scored by Ivy League professors and Pulitzer Prize-winning historians as bogus history because it makes slavery the defining characteristic of the American experience.
In particular, The 1619 Project falsely characterized the American Revolution as driven by a desire to protect slavery in the Colonies, according to an analysis by historian Gordon S. Wood of Brown University.
Other historians challenged the premise that 1619, the year slaves first arrived in the Colonies, marked the “true founding” of America. The New York Times eventually altered the online version of the 1619 Project without an editor’s note, removing the “true founding” language.
The 1619 Project falsely characterized the American Revolution as driven by a desire to protect slavery in the Colonies
People familiar with the grants, which are tied to the Presidential and Congressional Academies for American History and Civics and National Activities programs, said they usually total roughly US $5 million annually.
Experts stated the Biden administration would attempt to tie the same critical race theory curriculum to other Department of Education initiatives.
Before he left White House, President Donald Trump strongly opposed to such a view.
Critical race theory, the 1619 Project and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda, ideological poison, that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together, will destroy our country, Mr. Trump stated.
He responded by his own proposition offered by the scholars led by Professors from Hillsdale College. The project named as 1776 Project. The 1776 Commission released a report on the state of American education on last Martin Luther King’s Day.
The 1619 Project and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda, ideological poison
In the course of human events there have always been those who deny or reject human freedom, but Americans will never falter in defending the fundamental truths of human liberty proclaimed on July 4, 1776. We will—we must—always hold these truths, the authors of the report stated. Authors also responded to criticism of the pro-racist approach in the education, the Commission stated.
Neither America nor any other nation has perfectly lived up to the universal truths of equality, liberty, justice and government by consent, the authors of the report stated. But no nation before America ever dared state those truths as the formal basis for its politics, and none has strived harder, or done more, to achieve them, they
Biden Administration removed the report from the White House website few hours after Joe Biden sat at the desk in his office.
Prime Minister Morrison reacts
Prime Minister Scott Morrison government wants to prevent the radical ideology like this would ever infiltrate Australian schools. More importantly he launched an effort that may help to restore Judeo-Christian heritage in the education in Australia.
A draft of National Curriculum is now out for public consultation available on special website.
Australians may help to restore Judeo-Christian heritage in the education in Australia
The curriculum can be accessed on www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/consultation
Anyone who is concerned Australian children will not be taught a politicised history of Australia, scrubbed of the Judeo-Christian heritage that has shaped our culture and our political tradition may require changes.
We must learn again how to teach the virtues of the noble Greeks and Romans, the commandments God entrusted to the Hebrews, and the virtues that Jesus introduced into the world—even into secular consciences—such as gentleness, kindness, compassion, and the equality of all in our Father’s love, a great thinker Professor Michael Novak once observed.