President Trump on Sunday stated the Division of Schooling was investigating whether or not California public schools will educate a curriculum primarily based on the New York Instances’ controversial “1619 Project” — and threatened to defund them.
“Division of Schooling is this. In that case, they’ll not be funded!” the president wrote on Twitter, linking to a publish that stated California had carried out this system.
The New York Instances Journal ran the sequence in 2019 to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the primary slave ship in America, purporting to “reframe the nation’s historical past, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and putting the implications of slavery and the contributions of black People on the very heart of the story we inform ourselves about who we’re.”
The newspaper was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for its assortment of essays, and the Pulitzer Middle was named an schooling companion to develop sources for schools to show the undertaking.
However the sequence has come underneath hearth by some students for factual errors.
GOP Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas referred to as it a “revisionist account of historical past that denies the noble rules of freedom and equality on which our nation was based,” and in July launched laws that might stop schools from teaching the 1619 undertaking.
It “would prohibit the usage of federal funds to show the 1619 Project by Ok-12 schools or faculty districts. Schools that educate the 1619 Project would additionally be ineligible for federal professional-development grants.”