Two House Republicans introduced legislation Thursday that would bar federal funds from flowing to schools with curriculum featuring the New York Times’ anti-American 1619 Project indoctrinating K-12 students with fake history.
The bill, put forward by Colorado Rep. Ken Buck with Georgia Rep. Rick Allen, serves as companion legislation introduced in the Senate by Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton in July.
“The 1619 Project teaches children a historically inaccurate account of our nation’s history,” Buck said. “Federal funding should not go towards schools that teach flawed and inaccurate curriculum in classrooms. We should be able to acknowledge the stains on our nation’s history while still continuing to celebrate the good our country has done.”
Cotton reiterated his support for the proposal, calling the Times’ curriculum on revisionist history being taught in some 4,500 classrooms nationwide “left-wing garbage.”
“Not a single cent of federal funding should go to indoctrinate young Americans,” Cotton said.
The progressive project, spearheaded by the Times’ riot-cheering Nikole Hannah-Jones who won a Pulitzer on the opening essay which required a major correction to the piece, has since become a primary manifesto for the left’s critical race theory re-writing American history as the creation of an irredeemably racist empire built for the sole purpose of oppressing black and indigenous people.
“The 1619 Project’s goal is to indoctrinate the idea in our nation’s young people that America is an evil country – which is far from the truth,” Rep. Allen said. “Though our history is not perfect, we have overcome our challenges to create a land of opportunity for all. If we want to fight injustice and work toward a more perfect union, we must learn from our past and teach out students to do better – not teach false history.”
Watch a short documentary debunking the project here: