One of the critical areas where the social justice agenda gained a foothold in education over the decades has been in the area of curriculum. Groups dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), each a euphemism for the social justice agenda dominate the area of curriculum.
And while dominating the content of textbooks, these groups make billions in the sale of textbooks and online materials that promote their agenda.
For example, one of the most recent curriculum changes schools are currently participating in is the highly controversial “1619 project.”
The 1619 project was started and is wildly promoted by the New York Times. And it was just recently it was announced that New York Times author, Nikole Hannah-Jones, who specializes in racial injustice, won a Pulitzer Prize for her essay featured in the New York Times Magazine’s “1619 Project.”
Many have great concerns and criticism regarding the accuracy of one of the essay’s central claims that America was founded on the desire to preserve the institution of slavery.
“I’ve had enough of these blowhards who wear ‘liberty’ and ‘freedom’ on their sleeves as a shield for their blatant discriminatory views and policy preferences,” Baker tweeted along with a screenshot of various tweets from Reason Foundation Director of School Choice Corey DeAngelis.
Professor Baker continued:
“Gotta admit – I’m struggling to understand how attacking the 1619 project (and its Pulitzer) is somehow central to libertarian values-and ‘liberty’ more generally. Whose liberty? Seems more like white nationalist gaslighting. Nothing to do with ‘liberty’ or ‘freedom’ in any sense,” added Baker.
It is quite clear that the entire 1619 project is not an attempt to write accurate history but to re-write it.
Professor Baker and leftists alike know that in order to change the entire American system is to convince the young generation it was founded solely on evil principles.
Seeking educational excellence disagrees with this kind of thinking. We at SEE believe in American exceptionalism and think every child deserves to learn about our nation’s founding from a basic nonpartisan approach. Stay tuned to hear exciting updates on how we plan to tackle the inaccuracy of the 1619 project!