WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement regarding the Education Department’s newly released American history and civics’ grant priorities:
“Biden’s Education Department is once again trying to co-opt a federal education program for its own ideological purposes rather than keeping the best interests of all students in mind. Today’s announced priorities tie diversity, equity, and inclusion to American history and civics’ discretionary grant programs. Specifically, the Biden administration is creating incentives for schools to cater to narrow identity groups, promote radical gender theory, and adhere to leftist ideology under the guise of ‘civics,’ while explicitly excusing grantees from any obligation to educate students about the history and principles of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. At best this is absurd; at worst this damages American civics.
“This out-of-touch action is corrosive to American civics, and it will undoubtedly lead to the purposeful disillusionment of America’s future leaders – once you control education, you control society itself.”