President Trump will sign an executive order seeking reforms to how American history is taught at U.S. public schools, it was announced today. The project will be called the “The 1776 Commission,” referring to the year the U.S. Declaration of Independence was signed and the nation was born.
Mr. Trump, along with Vice President Mike Pence and a panel of education and history experts, made the announcement standing in front of the Declaration of Independence and America’s other founding documents at the National Archives in Washington, D.C.
The panel criticized what they called a cynical public school curriculum that teaches children to be ashamed of American history.
“Critical race theory, the 1619 Project, and the crusade against American history is toxic propaganda — an ideological poison that, if not removed, will dissolve the civic bonds that tie us together,” Trump said. “The only path to national unity is through our shared identity as Americans. That is why it is so urgent that we finally restore patriotic education to our schools.”
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