An Education Of Lies

It all began with the 1776 Commission Report.

But wait!

What is the 1776 Commission?

First of all this Commission to revise history had NO historians in the make-up….

The “1776 Report,” released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, followed Donald Trump’s September announcement to form a commission to refute teachings on systemic racism, critical race theory, and deeper examinations of how slavery has affected American society.

The “crusade against American history is toxic propaganda, ideological poison, that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together, will destroy our country,” he said at the time.

The report is a clear rebuke of the “1619 Project,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning report by the New York Times published in 2019. It argues the true founding of America was not in 1776 as the new nation declared its independence from Britain, but in 1619 when the first enslaved people were brought to the shores of the Virginia colonies. The Times’ report, led by reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones, set off a firestorm among conservatives, especially as many educators embraced its overall message, and sought solutions for history lessons that often watered down or ignored parts of American history that grappled directly with oppression and subjugation of people on the basis of race.

If you would like to read this ‘report’ for yourself…..

Click to access The%20President%E2%80%99s%20Advisory%201776%20Commission%20-%20Final%20Report.pdf

Now this pack of BS will be taught to the children of South Carolina (of course it will start there)…..

Republican state legislators in South Carolina on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require public school students to receive conservative historical education consistent with the “principles and concepts” of former President Donald Trump’s 1776 Commission Report, a move that ignores the widespread rebuke of historians and progressive activists that accompanied its initial release.

S. 534, the Restore America’s Foundation Act, would mandate at least 30 hours of “instruction in United States foundational history” for the state’s public middle and high school students, WCSC reports.

“We have, in today’s society, a lot of disrespect for the flag, the national anthem, and that sort of thing,” the bill’s sponsor, State Sen. Dwight Loftis—a Greenville Republican—told WCSC. “The knowledge of where we came from and why our forefathers did what they did, I think it’s important that we know.”

However, critics note that Trump’s 1776 Commission—an 18-member panel that had no historians—whitewashes slavery and asserts universities are pushing anti-Americanism by exploring the nation’s roots of oppression, cruelty, exploitation, and greed.

https://www.rawstory.com/1776-report/

This sounds a lot like the revisionism I got while attending school in Mississippi in the 50s and 60s.

When will we face the truth about our history?

This is nothing but a tool to try and change the way our children view this country…..and the stupid will continue as long as there is NO standardized education.

How far will this ignorance extend?

Thoughts?

Be Smart!

Learn Stuff!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

11 thoughts on “An Education Of Lies

    1. Another state vs feds thing….there needs standardized education policies instead we get crap from each damn state. chuq

  1. Yup, Ft. Sumter, back again. Soon to be followed by the Alamo, no doubt. This is why I’ve said that we need a standardized curriculum for years, but we cannot do that, without at least one Constitutional Amendment. And probably also without changing state constitutions as well, I worry.
    A modern version of the CCC might help fix this problem, over about 40 years, though, as kids mix and mingle while working and learning in an American Gap Year that could function as a civilian version of military service, rather than the military service requirements in Europe (though that service does accomplish the same thing: some level of homogenezation of society, in educational and/or cultural terms via their year in service)…

    1. Shira another problem is this states rights stuff and the fact that there are a bunch of state board of education and when Repubs control everything we will get the stupid stuff like this.
      I agree standardization is the only way to travel. The truth should be caught…the good, the bad and the ugly. chuq

      1. Yep, you are right on all counts, but since we can’t quickly change all 50 states, a modern version of the CCC as Gap Year might fill in the gap in what kids don’t learn, and get them those missing perspectives as they work in communities they didn’t grow up in, while they learn all 3 edges of the Truth Sword, and also the corrolaries of how to mitigate the consequences (like people complaining that they didn’t want to read about slavery because it was horrible and just made them feel bad, as opposed to making them realize that injustice needs to be understood and prevented…), no?

      2. Like I have said…history needs to be taught the good, the bad and the ugly….that way maybe we can prevent the injustices from occurring again chuq

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