Answered Prayer: Governor Asks for Anti-Woke Charter Schools
Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has encouraged Hillsdale College to open 50 charter schools in order to combat the woke curriculum of public schools. These charter schools would teach conservative, pro-America values.
From Daily Mail. The governor of Tennessee has invited a private conservative college to open 50 charter schools whose anti-woke curriculum will teach students that America is ‘an exceptionally good country.’
Gov. Bill Lee, a Republican, said that Hillsdale College, whose base is in Michigan, could open the schools using public funds, including $32 million set aside for charter facilities, the New York Times reported.
Hillsdale College, which has close ties with former President Donald Trump, developed the ‘1776 Curriculum’ and is eager to add to its network of charter schools with the curriculum that focus on ‘the centrality of the Western tradition.’
That curriculum – which spans 2,400 pages – was set up in response to the New York Times 1619 Project, which frames the founding of the United States through the eyes of slaves, and has been blasted for multiple inaccuracies….
It comes as battles continue to rage across the US about what is being taught in public schools. Many parents have been outraged by the push towards divisive ‘equity’ lessons based on the teachings of critical race theory, which opponents say is divisive, and teaches white children that they are ‘oppressors….’
Hillsdale has been criticized for its curriculum, which puts a spin on American history and provides a negative take on the New Deal and global warming.
But to many Republican leaders, Hillsdale is a ‘shining city on a hill’ for its devotion to ‘liberty as an antecedent of government, not a benefit from government,’ Justice Clarence Thomas said in his 2016 commencement address….
Gov. Lee said he sees his new charter school expansion as part of an effort to develop what he called ‘informed patriotism’ in Tennessee students, according to the New York Times.
The Times reported that Lee envisions an expansion into suburban and rural areas where, like many Hillsdale charter schools, they would most likely enroll children who are whiter and more affluent than the average charter student….
‘They’re catering to white families and affluent families,’ said Charisse Gulosino, an associate professor of leadership and policy studies at the University of Memphis, whose research has found that students in suburban charter schools do not outperform their public school counterparts….
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(Excerpt from Daily Mail. Photo Credit: iStock)
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