Donald Trump has recently stepped up his public presence in the run-up to the US elections, as he hopes to garner votes. Part of his push for suppo
Donald Trump has recently stepped up his public presence in the run-up to the US elections, as he hopes to garner votes. Part of his push for support included an announcement for a new “patriotic” education initiative yesterday. But his proposals have sparked widespread condemnation, and fears he could “indoctrinate” children.
What is the 1776 Commission?
President Trump yesterday announced plans to establish a “patriotic” education initiative which would teach American history.
The commission, which he said he would sign in via executive order, would explore avenues to create a “pro-America” national curriculum.
The President claimed the current curriculum includes a “twisted web of lies”, adding he wanted to “celebrate the truth about our nation’s great history”.
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“Tell the truth, good and bad. A 1776 Commission should start with our founders owning slaves, not allowing women to vote etc. Truth not mythology.”
General Michael Hayden, former CIA and National Security Agency director, added the President is “not interested in facts”.
He said: “I have a masters degree. I ran CIA and NSA. Trump wants a patriotic commission, 1776 Commission.
“What does he know about that? Absolutely nothing. And he’s not interested in facts.”