Alan Wilson joins 19 other AGs in asking President Biden not give grants to schools who include the 1619 Project
COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson is weighing in on how he thinks history ought to be taught in America. Wilson and 19 other attorneys general sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Education asking that the Biden administration not give grants to schools who include the 1619 Project and other critical race theory in their history curriculum.
The 1619 Project re-frames how slavery and its effects have shaped American history and culture.
“We don’t want more federal control over South Carolina schools, especially if that includes distorting our children’s understanding of our nation’s history and its government,” Attorney General Wilson said. “Our schools should be locally controlled first, last and always.”
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We spoke with University of South Carolina History Professor Woody Holton who says in South Carolina, we don’t cancel things. Adding that the 1619 Project should be taught along with other views of history in an all-of-the-above approach.