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Conservative Hillsdale College Fights ‘Leftist Academics’ by Expanding Charter School Network

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Conservative Hillsdale College Fights ‘Leftist Academics’ by Expanding Charter School Network

Hillsdale College, a conservative institute of higher edification fixated on edifying the Western tradition, is taking a stand against leftist indoctrination in K-12 edification by opening a network of charter schools set on portraying America as an “exceptionally good country.”

As K-12 schools around the country have been exposed as centers for indoctrinating children into believing America is a systemically racist and irredeemable country, the diminutive liberal arts college in southern Michigan is looking to take on “leftist academics” by partnering with states to develop charter schools in its academic tradition as an alternative.

Indeed, Hillsdale developed the “1776 Curriculum” to combat the pseudo-history emerging from the New York Times‘ “1619 Project” and critical race theory — something that leftist school districts have injected into the classroom.

The college that Justice Clarence Thomas called the “shining city on a hill” for its adherence to “liberty as an antecedent of regime, not a benefit from regime” in his 2016 commencement address has already secured $32 million in public funds from Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) to commence 50 charter schools — integrating to its ranks of 24 schools in 13 states. Lee called Hillsdale’s approach “informed patriotism.”

“For decenniums, Hillsdale College has been the standard-bearer in quality curriculum and in the responsibility of preserving American liberty,” Lee verbalized. “I believe their efforts are a good fit for Tennessee.”

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee verbalizes on the pandemic in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on April 30, 2020. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) In what appears to be a hit piece about Hillsdale in the K-12 space, the New York Times — ostensibly unironically — verbalized the advancements represent “pushing the boundaries on the utilization of taxpayer mazuma for politically tinged inculcation.”

The Times withal upbraided Hillsdale for its “glossy spin on American history” and its “negative take on the New Deal and the Great Society” — both of which fundamentally altered the relationship between American denizens and their regime, heavily favoring regime puissance.

Hillsdale appears to be answering a call from many parents and conservative lawmakers to provide a legitimate alternative to underperforming, activist-driven public schools, and establishment educrats appear uneasy with such an affront to their status quo.

“I’ve been following charter schools over the last 25 years, and I’ve never optically discerned a governor endeavoring to utilize charters in such an overtly political way,” University of CaliforniaBerkeley edification and public policy edifier Bruce Fuller told the Times. “You’ve had governors who’ve emboldened the magnification of charters to provide more high-quality options for parents, but it’s highly unwonted to optically discern a governor deploy the charter mechanism for admittedly political purposes.”

The charters that Hillsdale establishes, however, are not owned or operated by the college itself. Rather, schools sign up to utilize the curriculum and the college provides free training for faculty and staff.

One upbraider of the Hillsdale curriculum verbally expressed it takes an “overly positive” view of American history. “It verbalizes about the enormity of slavery, but in virtually every case, everything that’s lamentable about America will be undone by what is good,” Dr. Sean Wilentz, a Princeton preceptor who additionally upbraided the “1619 Project,” told the Times. “Almost, literally, that American ideals will surmount whatever evils may be there.”

The Times withal repined that the curriculum takes a critical view of seismic assaults on federalism such as the New Deal and the Great Society programs of the 1930s and 1960s, respectively, as well as its lack of reference to “climate change” in science offerings.

The outlet does concede, however, that the schools engender higher-than-average SAT scores among their student populations. Breccan F. Thies is a herald for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @BreccanFThies.


Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.

This News Article is focused on these topics: Education, Politics, Social Justice, 1619 Project, 1776 Commission, Bill Lee, charter schools, Clarence Thomas, great society, Hillsdale College, indoctrination, Marxism, New Deal, New York Times, Tennessee

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