by Damjan Tutarkov
In an apparent response to some schools saying they will teach the New York Times’ 1619 Project this fall, President Trump has announced the creation of “The 1776 Commission” aimed at reforming how schools teach American history and restoring “patriotic education.”
The event: Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, joined by history and education experts, announced the order during an event inside the National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C. on Thursday.
“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.”
“I will soon sign an executive order establishing a national commission to promote patriotic education,” Trump said, according to WGN-TV. “It will be called the ‘1776 Commission.’ It will encourage our educators to teach our children about the miracle of American history, and make plans to honor the 250th Anniversary of our founding.”