Trump says he will stop funding schools that teach NYT's "1619 Project"

by Jordyn Pair · Sep 7th, 2020 8:50 am

Last Updated Sep 8th, 2020 at 1:00 am

President Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that the Department of Education would stop funding to California schools that incorporate the New York Times' "1619 Project" into their curriculum.

Trump's tweet follows July legislation from Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) that would prohibit federal funds from being used for curriculum that includes the "1619 Project."

"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 at the time.

? Nikole Hannah-Jones, the lead author for the project, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for the work in May.


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