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Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:44 PM

Trump says use of 1619 project in schools will be investigated.

(CNN)President Donald Trump is continuing to wage battle against interpretations of history which he claims are un-American.

In a Sunday morning tweet, the President said the US Department of Education would investigate whether California schools are using the New York Times' "1619 Project" in public school curriculum. The Pulitzer-Prize winning collection reframes American history around the date of August 1619, when the first slave ship arrived on America's shores.
"Department of Education is looking at this. If so, they will not be funded!" he wrote on Twitter, citing a message from an unverified account saying it was being taught in schools there.
The message came after the President on Friday night banned federal agencies from conducting racial sensitivity training related to "white privilege" and "critical race theory."

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https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/06/politics/trump-education-department-1619-project/index.html

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:49 PM

1. I believe that Trump has zero authority

to withhold funding from schools.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 03:28 PM

8. Yup, another empty threat from Needy Amin

Not sure why he's wasting so much bluster and energy trying to win over the bigot vote; he's got those assholes locked up. And he's welcome to them.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #8)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 05:37 PM

13. Though I wouldn't be too surprised if he find a way to get in a shot to inflict whatever damage

he can, not matter how petty. His pack of Minions are good at that and our government seems to driven by the notion of honor and a sense of shame at times.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:51 PM

2. Fascism controls educational content...our Texas board of education engages in it to an extent.

Book publishers had to only refer to the US as a republic, not as a democracy...you can figure that one out! I'd have to look up all the changes that were made.

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:57 PM

4. I guess it's too nuanced for fatheads to consider

a democratic republic.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:53 PM

3. every effing day he has to stoke it...

any way he can.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 02:59 PM

5. And THIS is why dems should run for every single School Board seat that ever opens up,

and the rest of us should fund it. We need to make sure the truth is taught in schools.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 03:03 PM

6. I'm starting to really really

hate him.

I usually don't have it in me, but he's feeding it with his blatant ugliness every single day.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 03:13 PM

7. well...he's going all in for the racist vote...

sounds like a losing strategy to me....

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Response to dhill926 (Reply #7)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 04:09 PM

10. One would hope.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 03:33 PM

9. Let the law suits begin. Trump has zero authority to hold back school funding.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 05:24 PM

11. Stephen Miller must have been given the tweet phone for the weekend

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Sun Sep 6, 2020, 05:32 PM

12. Investigated for what exactly?

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