Republicans Launch Bill To Make History Of COMMUNISM Compulsory Education In Schools To Fight CRT
Republicans Launch Bill to Make History of COMMUNISM Compulsory Education in Schools to Fight CRT and Because ‘Soviets Couldn’t Have Imagined a Better Ally Than America’s Democratic Socialists Today’
- The ‘Crucial Communism Teaching Ac’ has 60 house co-sponsors
- It comes as an antidote to critical race theory teachings in schools that are widely reviled by Republicans
- Rep. Maria Salazar one-third of Gen Z have a positive view of communism, and over 40% of millennials ‘say they don’t know much about Marxism’
Republicans are launching a bill requiring schools to include the “failed” history of communism in their curricula.
The Crucial Communism Teaching Act, which has 60 co-sponsored House sponsors, comes after Republicans challenge critical race theory in schools and teachings like the 1619 project.
“The only equality communism offers is to be equally poor, equally hungry, equally oppressed and equally exiled. The truth is, communism is a cancer,” Representative Maria Salazar, R-Fla., said at a press conference announcing the bill.
Salazar, whose parents were Cuban exiles, claimed that a third of Gen Z are positive about communism, and more than 40% of millennials “say they don’t know much about Marxism.”
“American students should learn about the Soviet gulags … where Stalin deliberately starved 3.5 million Ukrainians,” R-Texas Representative Dan Crenshaw said at the news conference.
“The only equality communism offers is to be equally poor, equally hungry, equally oppressed and equally exiled. The truth is, communism is cancer,” Representative Maria Salazar, R-Fla., said at a news conference announcing the bill.
“American students need to learn more about the Soviet gulags…where Stalin purposely starved 3.5 million Ukrainians,” R-Texas Representative Dan Crenshaw said at the news conference.
“They need to learn about Mao’s great leap forward in the cultural revolution that killed tens of thousands of millions of Chinese people. They should learn about modern slavery that is now taking place with Uyghur Muslims.”
From the Marxist-infused radicalism of the 1960s to the critical race theory trends of today, I don’t think the Soviets could have imagined a better ally than the Democratic socialists of today’s America, some of whom are currently in our Congress. serve,” the Texan Republican continued.
The bill aims to “ensure that communism remains in the garbage dump of history where it belongs,” he added.
“Students should know that their classmate in a cool Che Guevara t-shirt isn’t chic,” Crenshaw said.
The federal government’s authority over public education has always been limited, as most of it is left to states and municipalities. The federal government provides only 7% of the money spent on public education.
And under the Every Student Succeeds Act, which replaced No Child Left Behind during President Obama’s term, the federal government can’t tell schools what to teach.
The legislation is modeled on a Florida bill signed by Governor Ron DeSantis that directs the state’s Department of Education to develop a curriculum to educate students about the evils of communism and totalitarian regimes.
The bills come as Republicans have launched a battle against teaching critical race theory, or the idea that racism is embedded in our society and supported by institutions.
Eleven states have passed laws prohibiting the teaching or use of the 1619 project in the curriculum. The 1619 Project is a New York Times Magazine series that argues that the foundation of America should be marked when the first slaves arrive here, in 1619. It puts slavery and racism at the center of American history.
Earlier this year, Senator Tom Cotton, R-Mo., and Rep. Dan Bishop, RC, accompanying bills that would have banned the teaching of critical race theory in schools. That legislation received 51 co-financiers in the House of Representatives.