Former President Donald Trump’s education advisory commission will begin voluntary meetings to pursue their education goals, despite being abolished by President Joe Biden according to The Washington Examiner.
According to the Examiner’s report, the group has determined that their goal of undermining the acceptance of critical race theory in schools is too important to do away with at this time.
“The 1776 Commission is scheduled to convene on Monday in Washington on the annex campus of Hillsdale College to plot its next steps,” the Examiner reported.
While an agenda for the closed meeting was not available the publication went on saying that their publication was granted an interview by Matthew Spalding, the 1776 Commission’s executive director who said that the group sees itself as crucial to the explosive debate over how history is taught in United States schools.
“When we start going about dividing people by groups, by social identities, and especially by identities that deal with race, and we’re starting to make those kinds of divisions, all Americans should get very nervous,” said Spalding, who runs Hillsdale’s Washington campus and is a faculty member.
“It’s a departure away from the historic grounding of civil rights in America, which is that we all are equal.”
The 1776 commission is the conservative counterpart to the so-called 1619 Project, which promotes the theory that American history should be re-framed around slavery in America, and focuses learning and opportunity offered to students on race.
“Current arguments about identity politics and critical race theory that … present themselves as merely responding to perceptions of their current assessment of American society, but do so by introducing as their principle that we should look at people based on the color of their skin, strikes us as a fundamental denial of the idea that all men are created equal,” Spalding continued. “And that’s a problem for politics. That’s a problem intellectually and historically.”
The 1776 Commission issued a report on the state of education just before they were disbanded by the Biden administration.