Under Joe Biden, recently installed in the White House after the overthrow of President Donald Trump, the U.S. Education Department this week proposed two new priorities for funding the teaching of American history and civics.
The first seeks to support projects that “incorporate racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse perspectives” into their syllabi, while the other aims to improve “information literacy,” the Washington Examiner is reporting.
That is, get ready for “critical race theory” and educational programs for American young people that denigrate, dissect and deprecate America.
It is leftist “woke” education that will be supported – and will enrich a lot of liberal theorists and ideologues – with your tax dollars.
Biden is faced with a critical moment in public education, according to Republican strategist John Feehery, brought about by the coronavirus and the destructive, hysterical reaction it brought from government both local and federal.
Parents have lost faith in local school districts during the pandemic because of teachers unions, which “have done everything in their power to keep schools closed, just as they collect their paychecks,” Feehery told the Examiner. More schools are returning to in-person instruction as vaccine rates increase and Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID spending package funds are disbursed.
“Instead of focusing on opening schools, the Biden administration is focused on creating an ideological curriculum to please their far-left progressive wing of the party,” he said.
For Feehery, once press secretary for former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert, parents preferred their children to be prepared for college or a well-paying job and not well-versed in “critical race theory nonsense.”
Former Kansas Republican Rep. Tim Huelskamp blasted the new priorities as “nothing more than an attempt to misuse hard-earned taxpayer dollars to indoctrinate America’s children with even more anti-American nonsense.”