Trump says federal government will stop funding schools that teach New York Times’ 1619 Project

By Mary Rose Corkery

President Donald Trump said in a tweet Sunday that the Department of Education would stop funding public schools if they teach the New York Times’ 1619 Project.

“Department of Education is looking at this. If so, they will not be funded!” Trump said in a tweet as a response to a post that claimed “california has implemented the 1619 project into the public schools. soon you wont recognize america[sic].”

Republican Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton proposed legislation in July to forbid federal funds from being used towards “the 1619 Project curriculum in elementary schools and secondary schools, and for other purposes,” according to the text of his bill.

“The New York Times’s 1619 Project is a racially divisive, revisionist account of history that denies the noble principles of freedom and equality on which our nation was founded. Not a single cent of federal funding should go to indoctrinate young Americans with this left-wing garbage,” Cotton said in a press release.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the lead writer for the 1619 Project that aimed to reframe the history of America’s founding around slavery, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in commentary for the project in May. The project has been incorporated in some public school curriculums in the U.S. Critics say the project has “misrepresentations and inaccuracies,” according to the National Review.

The Department of Education did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

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4 thoughts on “Trump says federal government will stop funding schools that teach New York Times’ 1619 Project

  1. Since when did they give a a Pulitzer Prize in FANTASY LITERATURE, and why would they…, except to forward the agenda that, “AMERICA BAD?”

  2. The NYT has become a communist rag that I gave up reading after being a loyal, everyday reader for 50 years. Now I’m suspicious of everything it prints.

  3. Good for you, Donald Trump. It has been along time since we have had a leader that stands up for our country and our very important history.

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