McConnell asks Biden admin to ditch push to teach ‘historically-dubious’ 1619 Project

McConnell asks Biden admin to ditch push to teach ‘historically-dubious’ 1619 Project


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is asking President Biden’s Education Department to drop its plan to incentivize schools to teach the New York Times’ “historically-dubious” 1619 Project.

The Kentucky Republican wrote in a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona that the Times’ slavery-focused project is full of “historically-dubious buzzwords and propaganda.”

“Our nation’s youth do not need activist indoctrination that fixates solely on past flaws and splits our nation into divided camps. Taxpayer-supported programs should emphasize the shared civic virtues that bring us together, not push radical agendas that tear us apart,” McConnell wrote.

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“This campaign to ‘reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding’ has become infamous for putting ill-informed advocacy ahead of historical accuracy,” McConnell wrote in the letter.

Nikole Hannah-Jones is the founder of the 1619 Project.Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

“Actual, trained, credentialed historians with diverse political views have debunked the project’s many factual and historical errors, such as the bizarre and inaccurate notion that preserving

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