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Education Rule Seeks to Fund Critical Race Theory
Comment Today on proposed rulemaking that seeks to fund Critical Race Theory through federal American History and Civics Education grants  

Your Voice Matters to hold the line against President Biden's promotion of the New York Times' controversial 1619 Project.

Deadline: May 19, 2021

Background

The U.S. Department of Education has proposed a new rule for civic education grants that promotes the highly controversial 1619 Project for determining eligibility.  Projects that teach “systemic marginalization, biases, inequities, and discriminatory policy and practice in American history” as outlined in Critical Race Theory would be prioritized for funding.   

The federal government should not be using taxpayer funds to dictate school curriculum nor peddle divisive theories of American history that weaponize systemic racism for political purposes. 

One writer interpreted the rulemaking in this way: 

“President Joe Biden’s administration wants you to know your children are biased, and Washington has a plan to fix them....[The] U.S. Department of Education announced that officials are preparing to use taxpayer money for K-12 schools to advocate for the idea that America is systemically racist, and anyone who thinks differently, children included, are part of the problem—whether students know it or not.”   

Action

Send a comment using the attached form objecting to the proposed priority for Critical Race Theory in federal education grants.  

In your comment, share your views about why the federal government should not be promoting controversial, race-based curriculum from Washington, DC.  

 

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