1619 Project Creator Comes Clean, Says Parents Shouldn’t Decide What’s Taught in Schools

The creator of the New York Times’s controversial 1619 Project, Nikole Hannah-Jones, has come clean on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” declaring that parents should not decide what is being taught to their children in schools.

Hannah-Jones said, “I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught.

“I’m not a professional educator.

“I don’t have a degree in social studies or science.

“We send our children to school because we want them to be taught by people who have expertise in the subject area.

“And that is not my job.”

Hannah-Jones brought up the Democrats’ devastating loss in the Virginia elections where the GOP swept into power and took several top offices.

Many blamed Critical Race Theory (CTR) and other woke school policies for this huge flip to the Republicans in what was a blue state.

The flip was a warning for the Democrats that, if they continue down this path, they will get wiped out by a massive red wave in 2022.

But Hannah-Jones is doubling down which is bad news if you are a swing seat Democrat.

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She said: “When the governor or the candidate said he didn’t think parents should be deciding what’s being taught in school, he was panned for that, but that’s just the fact.

“This is why we send our children to school and don’t homeschool because these are the professional educators who have the expertise to teach social studies, to teach history, to teach science, to teach literature.

“I  think we should leave that to the educators.

“Yes, we should have some say, but school is not about simply confirming our worldview.

“Schools should teach us to question.

“They should teach us how to think, not what to think.”

Steve Guest, a Communications Advisor for Sen. Ted Cruz called her out saying:

“Nikole Hannah-Jones: ‘Parents shouldn’t be in charge of their kids’ schooling, I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught. I’m not a professional educator. I don’t have a degree in social studies.’

“Yet she wants the 1619 Project in schools.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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