Trump to Implement 'Patriotic Education', Criticizes 1619 Project

Headline Roundup September 17th, 2020

President Donald Trump said at the National Archives Museum Thursday he would sign an executive order called the 1776 Commission to promote "patriotic education." In the same speech, he criticized the 1619 Project, a < ahref="https://www.allsides.com/news-source/new-york-times" target="_blank">New York Times project exploring the legacy of slavery and racial injustice for black Americans, calling the project and critical race theory "toxic propaganda and ideological poison." Earlier this month, Trump tweeted he would cut federal funding for California schools if they taught the 1619 Project. Trump said the 1776 Commission will encourage educators to teach children about “the miracle of American history". His remarks come after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praised the "1776 Unites Curriculum," a different approach to black American history.

Coverage from the right tended to focus on the 1776 Commission, often framing it as "promoting patriotic education". Coverage from left- and center rated outlets tended to focus on Trump's criticism of the 1619 Project and critical race theory; some framed the 1776 Project as a "rewrite of history", and others framed it as "an appeal to white voters."

Trump to Implement 'Patriotic Education', Criticizes 1619 Project

From the Left
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President Donald Trump on Thursday denounced school curricula that emphasize the impact of slavery and racism on American history and blamed “left-wing indoctrination” for nationwide protests against police brutality.

“Patriotic moms and dads are going to demand that their children are no longer fed hateful lies about this country,” Trump said in a speech at the National Archives in Washington.

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From the Right
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President Donald Trump on Thursday announced plans for a new commission to promote “patriotic education” in U.S. schools.

Speaking at the National Archives Museum, Trump signed an executive order establishing what he called the 1776 Commission, which is aimed at encouraging educators to teach about “the miracle of American history” and make plans in celebration of the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States.

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From the Center
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President Trump said he would sign an executive order on Thursday to "promote patriotic education" through an effort called the 1776 Commission, while denouncing a New York Times' project that investigated the impacts of racial injustice for Black Americans.

The big picture: The 1619 project dug into the personal histories of Black Americans in the U.S. who have faced present-day systematic inequality in housing and farming, as well as how the legacy of slavery altered health care access for Black Americans and fueled the country's early economy.

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