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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 09:46 PM

Trump Alleges 'Decades of Left-Wing Indoctrination In Schools': Push For 'Pro-American' History

'Trump alleges ‘left-wing indoctrination’ in schools, says he will create national commission to push more ‘pro-American’ history.' By Moriah Balingit, Laura Meckler. The Washington Post, Sept. 17, 2020. - Ed:

President Trump pressed his case Thursday that U.S. schools are indoctrinating children with a left-wing agenda hostile to the nation’s Founding Fathers, describing efforts to educate students about racism and slavery as an insult to the country’s lofty founding principles. Trump, speaking before original copies of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence at the National Archives, characterized demonstrations against racial injustice as “left-wing rioting and mayhem” that “are the direct result of decades of left-wing indoctrination in our schools. It’s gone on far too long.”

The federal government has no power over the curriculum taught in local schools. Nonetheless, Trump said he would create a national commission to promote a “pro-American curriculum that celebrates the truth about our nation’s great history,” which he said would encourage educators to teach students about the “miracle of American history.”
Trump is calling the panel the “1776 Commission,” in what appeared to be a barb at the New York Times’s 1619 Project. The project, whose creator won a Pulitzer Prize for its lead essay, is a collection of articles and essays that argue that the nation’s true founding year is 1619, the year enslaved Africans were brought to the shores of what would become the United States. Trump said Thursday the 1619 Project wrongly teaches that the United States was founded on principles of “oppression, not freedom.”



“Patriotic moms and dads are going to demand that their children are no longer fed hateful lies about this country,” he said." Not anymore.” As he campaigns for reelection, Trump has repeatedly cast education that examines the nation’s failures as a betrayal, seeking to rally his base and tap into hostility toward protesters who have taken to the streets to denounce racial injustice and police brutality. His argument casts any criticism of the U.S., even of slavery, as unpatriotic. It stands in sharp contrast to American leaders such as President Barack Obama, who spoke more frankly of the nation’s shortcomings, painting it as a country constantly striving to perfect itself. Trump’s speech Thursday was a continuation of a message he has pushed since the Fourth of July, when he declared at Mount Rushmore, under the gaze of George Washington and other titans of the presidency, that children are “taught to hate their own country” in public schools.

In a lengthy speech to the Republican National Convention, he pledged to “fully restore patriotic education.” And last month, when reflecting on the unrest that had erupted in U.S. cities over police brutality, he also blamed schools. “What we’re witnessing today is a result of left-wing indoctrination in our nation’s schools and universities.” “Many young Americans have been fed lies about America being a wicked nation plagued by racism.” Yet educators and students say that Trump is wildly out of touch with what happens in public school classrooms, where the U.S. is still held up as a beacon of freedom and democracy, and a moral leader. Trump’s gambit seeks to turn local schools — already beset by a global pandemic and many other problems — into another front in the culture war he champions, positioning history teachers as opponents of American greatness. It fits neatly into his argument that presidential rival Joe Biden and other Democrats want to “Abolish the American Way of Life,” as Trump tweeted in July.

Trump also has worked to rewrite what federal employees learn in racial sensitivity training. The WH compelled agencies to cancel trainings that mentioned the words “White privilege” or frame the U.S. as “an inherently racist or evil country.”...

More, https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/trump-history-education/2020/09/17/f40535ec-ee2c-11ea-ab4e-581edb849379_story.html

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Girard442 Sep 19 #1
appalachiablue Sep 19 #2
texasfiddler Sep 19 #3
eppur_se_muova Sep 19 #4
appalachiablue Sep 19 #5
AZ8theist Sep 19 #6
ouija Sep 20 #7

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:01 PM

1. Why not go whole hog and teach that all the Founding Fathers were Trumps?

Why settle for mostly bullshit when you can have pure bullshit?

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:21 PM

2. It will sell in the wasteland of ignorance

The majority of young Americans don't even know about the Holocaust

An Asian American doctor mentioned that while teaching US med school students over 10 years ago he once asked them, 'who was Winston Churchill?' 'An american president' several of them cheerfully replied.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 10:29 PM

3. 200000 COVID deaths. Who gives a fuck about this!

Distractions are his game. 200000 Trump COVID deaths! 200000 Trump virus deaths!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:07 PM

4. Brainwashing is American as apple pie.

Next: Federal sponsorship of the Two Minutes' Hate.

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:40 PM

5. Definitely, dystopia USA

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:57 PM

6. What a fucking moron...

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Sun Sep 20, 2020, 05:24 AM

7. Ummm

It’s called a liberal education based on facts.

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