President Trump on Monday signed an executive order to launch “The 1776 Commission” that will “restore patriotic education” in U.S. schools.
“Just signed an order to establish the 1776 Commission. We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students, and restore PATRIOTIC EDUCATION to our schools!” Trump tweeted.
Just signed an order to establish the 1776 Commission. We will stop the radical indoctrination of our students, and restore PATRIOTIC EDUCATION to our schools!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2020
The order will initiate the creation of a 20-person commission overseen by the Department of Education that will “work to improve understanding of the history and the principles of the founding of the United States among our Nation’s rising generations,” the White House said in a Monday press release.
“In recent years, a series of polemics grounded in poor scholarship has vilified our Founders and our founding. Despite the virtues and accomplishments of this Nation, many students are now taught in school to hate their own country, and to believe that the men and women who built it were not heroes, but rather villains,” the order reads.
“This radicalized view of American history lacks perspective, obscures virtues, twists motives, ignores or distorts facts, and magnifies flaws, resulting in the truth being concealed and history disfigured,” it states. “Failing to identify, challenge, and correct this distorted perspective could fray and ultimately erase the bonds that knit our country and culture together.”
“Within a year, the Commission will produce a report regarding the core principles of America’s founding and how these principles may be understood to further the blessings of liberty and promote our continuing efforts to form a more perfect Union,” the White House said Monday.
The commission will establish the “Presidential 1776 Award” to recognize students with “knowledge of the American founding” and will also promote patriotic education “at Federal sites – including National Parks and Monuments.”
The White House said Trump is also working to make sure schools that receive federal funding “observe and celebrate Constitution Day.”
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