Foxx Responds to Seismic Drop in American History and Civics Scores
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 2, 2023
WASHINGTON – Today, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) issued the following statement after the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) revealed that American history and civics scores among the nation’s students plummeted to their lowest point in two decades:
“Today’s NAEP scores show that students are sorely deficient in understanding the basics of American history and government – an outright failure that should concern every parent across the country. Meanwhile, the Department of Education chooses to ignore this flashing red light and opts to shove wokeness down the throats of school districts and students. This is utterly insane.
“Let this serve as a textbook example of how the Biden administration wants to orchestrate a hostile takeover of education in America – it refuses to address the glaring issues and turns to wokeness as a cure-all.”
NOTE: On April 28, Chairwoman Foxx ripped the Education Department for radicalizing American history and civics’ grant priorities.