Trump Announces He Will Sign an Executive Order to Require ‘Patriotic Education’ in Schools

President Donald Trump is seeking to restructure the way students learn about the founding of the United States in schools.

During a speech at the National Archives Museum on Thursday, Trump revealed his going to promote “patriotic education” through an executive order.

“It will be called the 1776 commission. It will encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history and make plans to honor the 250th anniversary of our founding,” Trump said.

He added, “Think of that, 250 years.”

Watch part of his speech below:

Trump accused “the left” of attempting to divide Americans by examining every issue through the lens of race.

The president claimed they want to “impose a new segregation.”

He called critical race theory, the New York Times’s 1619 Project, and the “crusade against” the history of America “toxic propaganda” and “ideological poison.”

According to the New York Times, the 1619 Project “aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.”

The publication launched the initiative in August 2019, which was the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery.

Trump made it clear if these things are not removed they will “dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together” and it will “destroy our country.”

He noted he banned trainings in this “prejudiced ideology” in the “strongest manner possible.”

According to Trump, the National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded a grant to fund a “pro-American” curriculum.

Earlier this month Trump threatened to pull funding from California schools for incorporating the 1619 Project into their curriculum.

“Department of Education is looking at this. If so, they will not be funded!” Trump said.

In July, Trump claimed schools are about “Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education” and threatened their tax-exempt status, as IJR previously reported.

Responses

  1. Trump must see votes in reassuring white folks that there’s nothing wrong in thinking they’re better than black folks, and their ancestors never did anything wrong, either.

    I’m reminded of George Wallace, who early in his career lost the governor nomination to John Patterson. He said of this, “You know, I tried to talk about good roads and good schools and all these things that have been part of my career, and nobody listened. And then I began talking about n*ggers, and they stomped the floor.” His summation was, he had been “out-n*ggered”, and he’d never let that happen again.

    Wallace was a man of some competence and virtue, but he chose to make political profit from a disgusting sin. Trump needs votes, and he’s going the same route.

  2. “while the libs are promoting the 1619 project” Lying Paul The Emeffer

    So, Lying Paul The Emeffer, given how racially divided we STILL are after hundreds of years, explain what you have against an historical analysis of how slavery shaped American political, social, and economic institutions throughout our existence as a country.

    Personally, if I were a thinking person, such as yourself, of course, I would want MORE information and MORE context to be made available to many MORE people.

  3. I see nobody complained about or even mentioned that it is the realm of states to look after education, so what kind of teeth would any EO that “encourages” states to do what he wants have anyway?

  4. So people of color are just supposed to pretend none of these things happened becauae it makes white people feel uncomfortable?

    So much for teaching history so its not repeated.

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