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'1619 Project' Creator Says Professionals — Not Parents — Should Decide What Children Are Taught

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

Controversial New York Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones recently said she does not know why parents should have a role in deciding what their children are taught.

In an interview on NBC’s Meet The Press, the creator of the New York Times’ 1619 Project said she agreed with former Virginia Gover Terry McAuliffe, who argued parents should not tell schools what to teach their children.

I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught. I’m not a professional educator,” Hannah-Jones said. “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.”

She said she views McAuliffe’s comments as a “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. And I think we should leave that to the educators,” she added.

McAuliffe said that parents should not be involved with classrooms while debating his former opponent, Virginia Governor Glen Youngkin. At the time, parents in the states were objecting to the use of politicized or explicit books, including Beloved by Toni Morrison.

“I’m not going to let parents come into schools and actually take books out and make their own decision,” McAuliffe said.

Hannah-Jones received the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary for the 1619 Project, which examines the impact of slavery on the modern United States. It is currently a best-selling book.

During the interview, host Chuck Todd asked ,”Did you intend for The 1619 Project to become public school curriculum, or did you intend it to start a debate to improve the curriculum of how we teach American history?”

Hannah-Jones said that while the project was a “work of journalism,” it could be “a great learning tool for students.”

“Now The New York Times has an education division. The New York Times regularly turned its journalism into curriculum, as did The Pulitzer Center, who we ultimately partnered with. They are constantly turning works of journalism into curriculum,” Hannah-Jones said.

She also said America is “going into a dark age” in which truth is suppressed.

The 1619 project supports the instruction of Critical Race Theory, which has been widely opposed by Republican lawmakers as an inaccurate and divisive theory.

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16 responses to “‘1619 Project’ Creator Says Professionals — Not Parents — Should Decide What Children Are Taught”

  1. JoeSC says:

    So I guess she’d be cool with it if some super religious biology teacher came in and started teaching her child that abortion is murder and that there are biological differences between the sexes and races. Would she also be cool with an economics teacher talking about how many issues of equity actually have to do with class and not race? I’m spitballing here, but I have a feeling that she might then decide that she’s the expert.

  2. HerrDoktor says:

    That’s fine, Nikole. I get that you don’t want to take responsibility for your children. Send them to me and I will teach them.

  3. spike11117 says:

    People like this are why I will probably homeschool my kids.

  4. wescom says:

    Pure mental and more asbestos.

    Oh well, this is her thing. Kinda like the global warming child, his fraudulency and that science guy . You just expect certain things from certain people and actually get a little disappointed when they fail to fail in a completely new amazing way from one day to the next.

    With the exception of pudding for brains, these people really believe this stuff. They are not faking it for the cameras. They are what you might call ‘card carrying members.’

    We saw the same sort of thing with the old Soviet politburo members. US intelligence agencies thought for sure those high up in government didn’t actually believe all the stuff they preached and were genuinely shocked to find out that was not the case. The were true believers.

    Happy New Year!


  5. Tonymontana86 says:

    It IS the parents responsibility to raise their own kids as they see fit. This bitch just knows that brainwashing children is the only way to further her own racist agenda. Protect your kids, ask questions and think critically.

  6. Tonymontana86 says:

    It IS the parents responsibility to raise their own kid as they see fit. This bitch just knows that brainwashing children is the only way to further her own racist agenda. Protect your kids, as questions and think critically.

  7. MadManTV says:

    Propaganda used against the American people. What you will hear in this video you would never hear on Timcast

  8. Boscoman says:

    As Viewtifuljoe says, home school or find a private institution that meets your moral & possibly religious needs. There is no reason to subject you children to this leftist dribble & indoctrination. Speak with your power over what your children should learn & pull them from these government run cesspools.

  9. Jon_Johnson103 says:

    Coming from the people that say being timely and math is racist.

  10. DemonEyesJason says:

    The problem is many of those that are teachers aren’t professionals in subject matter or teaching. It’s why our school systems are suffering at this moment in time.

  11. pandusa says:

    Ok, next time you are in the hospital, doctors office or even the drug store vaccination station; we the “professionals” will decide on your treatment.The nurses will decide what we load the syringe with or what is in that IV bag. You aren’t going to know what is in that little souffle medicine cup…now are you? The fact you are paying for it is irrelevant. Patients should not be involved in “medical” decisions.
    Good thing you can trust us (medical personnel ) better than we could trust YOU( McAuliffe and The Hatemakers 1619).
    Human rights? You don’t know the meaning of the words…

  12. Viewtifuljoe says:

    Homeschool your kids

  13. Wolv256 says:

    Counterpoint: Fuck you, stupid Commie Bitch!!!

  14. Serorder says:

    I think she’s a little off the mark. Teachers are trained to be experts at teaching techniques, not necessarily experts on the actual subject matters they teach especially in K to 5th (… we’ll maybe not Math and to a lesser degree Science because the principles are pretty much the same). Anyway, teachers are presented with the subjects and topics to teach which they have to impart to the students using their expertise in teaching.

  15. Plaguen says:

    Some of these so called “Experts” this lady is speaking of think 2+2=5 let that sink in.

  16. Ladies like this are why trust in schools is crippling, the good parents are calling them out on their BS and I’m enjoying how these corrupt institutions are getting their kneecaps cracked.