Minnesota schools try to re-write U.S. history
April 2021 – The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE)’s first draft of K-12 social studies standards for the next decade has created a stir. Columnist Dr. Susan Berry called it “a proposal that omits most of the significant events in American history.”
For example, according to public policy group Center of the American Experiment (CAE), the new standards dropped the U.S. flag, the Pledge of Allegiance, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, communism, socialism, the American Revolution, WWI,
What’s in? Gender equality/equity, systemic racism – allegedly rooted in American’s founding, a “respectful awareness” of the LGBTQ+ community, and more “progressive” political doublespeak.
A CAE spokesperson noted that 5,000 citizens responded with concerns about changing history. But Doug Paulson, MDE director of academic standards, labeled their concerns “white supremacy language.”