Earlier this year Biden’s Education Secretary said he was creating education grants and tying them to the teaching of CRT and the 1619 Project.
That would mean, effectively, that the Biden administration would be forcing schools to teach critical race theory by tying it to funding.
Suffice to say, parents were pissed. They took a stand and made their voices heard.
Now, the Biden admin has reportedly decided to put the kibosh on these grants after the intense backlash:
WINNING: The Department of Education has canceled its plan to tie federal K-12 grants to critical race theory implementation. @SecCardona had wanted to incentivize CRT nationwide—but after 35,000 public comments slamming the program, he backed down. https://t.co/Il8PVNhDC5
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) July 19, 2021
WASHINGTON TIMES– Education Secretary Miguel Cardona on Friday backed off from his proposal to create a new grant that was seen as encouraging the teaching of critical race theory and the “1619 Project.”
Mr. Cardona’s decision came after the department received more than 35,000 comments on the proposed grants, with most of the comments objecting to grants to promote teaching U.S. history through the prism of race and highlighting the impact of slavery.
In a blog post, Mr. Cardona announced that the department would go forward with the creation of the new federal grants but the grants would not require classwork based on critical race theory or the “1619 Project.”
Rep. Virginia Foxx of North Carolina, the top Republican on the Education Committee, said the thousands of protests had persuaded Mr. Cardona to change course.
“Let me be clear: the Department of Education changed its approach to grant funding because parents, students, and Republican leaders stood up in defense of our nation’s history and legacy,” she said in a statement.
“While I am doubtful that Secretary Cardona plans to abandon the administration’s crusade to push Critical Race Theory in our public schools, I applaud the move not to give overt preferential treatment to federal grant applicants seeking to advance anti-American agendas,” she said.
Seriously, who would have thought Biden’s Education department would actually listen to the criticism of people and change course because of it. I’m a bit shocked, but glad they did it. This is a huge victory for the American people who don’t need the federal government mandating curriculum via federal grants.