Parents are becoming increasingly worried about their children being exposed to anti-American propaganda in public schools across the country, especially schools incorporating the New York Times’s 1619 Project curriculum, which tells an alternative version of American history with a focus on slavery.
According to the Washington Examiner, earlier this week, President Donald Trump signed an executive order which he labeled the “1776 Commission,” which aims to bring back pro-American, patriotic curriculum to American schools.
“Just signed an order to establish the 1776 Commission,” Trump tweeted on Monday. “We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students, and restore PATRIOTIC EDUCATION to our schools!”
The president’s executive order wasn’t surprising, as he has expressed concern on multiple occasions that anti-American propaganda being taught in schools as well as critical race theory classes that, until recent, federal workers and contractors were forced to learn.
“Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda — an ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together,” Trump said in September.
The 1776 Commission’s goals clearly state that it is meant to “better enable a rising generation to understand the history and principles of the founding of the United States in 1776,” before pointing out that students in many schools are being taught that the Founding Fathers were villains.
The commission will be administered by the U.S. Department of Education, with members of the commission to be directly appointed by the president, with the program set to expire after a period of two years.
According to National Review, the 1776 Commission will issue a report to the public within a period of one year, which will describe “the core principles of the American founding and how these principles may be understood to further enjoyment of ‘the blessings of liberty’ and to promote our striving ‘to form a more perfect union.'”
It’s clear that Trump’s idea to sign off on the commission is much needed in a day and age where political ideologies and radical, progressive narratives are being weaponized to conveniently rewrite American history to certain groups’ likings.