Americans who oppose the teaching of critical race theory (CRT) in government schools may comment on the proposed rule until May 19 at the Federal Register website.
When Joe Biden in January dismantled President Donald Trump’s 1776 Commission, a barrier of truth against the flawed 1619 Project, conservatives knew what was coming next.
The 1619 Project is a series of New York Times articles that claim America’s true founding was 1619 when the first slaves arrived, and not at the Declaration of Independence’s signing in 1776. They also claim that the American Revolution was fought to preserve slavery. President Trump brought together a group of historians and researchers to set the record straight on America’s history.
Dr. William Allen, COO of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education, said that the creation of the Commission constituted “a timely intervention to address the pressing need to defend the true meaning of the American founding for faith communities.” He added that by pushing back against CRT “and other supposedly expert initiatives to ‘tell the truth’ about America’s past, the President has recognized that those who so ostentatiously ‘follow the science’ are engaged in an effort to silence the more fundamental expertise in religious and moral obligations.”
President Biden dismantled the 1776 Commission for the purpose of pushing CRT into government schools. He proposed a U.S. Department of Education rule called Proposed Priorities-American History and Civics Education to “support the development of culturally responsive teaching and learning and the promotion of information literacy skills in grants under these programs.”
If this proposed rule becomes regulation, government schools that add CRT to the curriculum will receive additional K-12 grants. This incentive inevitably will lead to more schools across the country teaching children that America and its founding institutions are racist, that groups of people are inferior or superior to others based on race, ethnicity, sex, or religion, and that individuals — by virtue of their race, ethnicity, sex, or religion — are inherently responsible for the actions committed in the past by people who look like them.
States like Arkansas, Idaho, and Oklahoma have tried to slow the insidious spread of what amounts to educational poison among America’s future generations by banning the teaching of CRT in their schools. And you have a voice. The public may comment on the proposed rule at the Federal Register website until May 19. You have the chance to share your opposition to a government-funded CRT curriculum.