Republicans Back Civics Bill That Potentially Pushes Critical Race Theory on America’s Schools

 July 4, 2022

The Civics Secures Democracy Act (CSDA), backed by multiple Republican senators such as Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), could impose left-wing critical race theory on every public school in the United States if it passes. This bill would empower Biden’s Secretary of Education, to award grants to “eligible entities,” including nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, and states, which would then use the money to offer sub grants to local educational agencies.

Recently booed at the Texas Republican Party convention, over his support for gun control, and apparent work on an immigration package that would include amnesty, Sen. Cornyn is among the Republicans who are backing the legislation.

Providing $1 billion dollars annually to eligible entities: $585 million would be earmarked for state education agencies, while nonprofits would receive $200 million, higher education institutions would receive $150 million, $50 million would be earmarked for researchers, and $15 million would be granted to the Prince Hall Fellowship program, which is intended to “diversify the civics and history education workforce”, the bill has subtle yet profound monetary enticements.

The legislations’ goals include support of –

“local educational agencies, elementary schools, and secondary schools in selecting and making available to all students innovative, engaging curricula and programs” pertaining to civics and American government, as well as to “diversify the civics, history, and government education workforce by offering targeted incentives.”

-proposed Civics Secures Democracy Act

The grant money would be awarded by the Secretary of Education, which previously removed a requirement that grant seekers incorporate elements of the New York Times’ 1619 Project and the work of critical race theorist Ibram X. Kendi. While the bill does not expressly warrant the creation of a national curriculum, this is the focus of those who hold the purse strings.

Previously issuing an executive order, that mobilized the federal government in an attempt to advance critical race theory under the guise of “racial equity and support for underserved communities.”, Joe Biden and his administration are strongly behind this movement.

Critics have contended that, this legislation will give the Biden administration increased control over state and local education systems, because the legislation will allow the administration to leverage the competitive grants, to push an ideological agenda, thus incentivizing school districts to adopt left-wing curriculum.

According to Stanley Kurtz of the National Review-

“The Civics Secures Democracy Act is the most pernicious federal education legislation, I’ve ever seen. Now that it has been reintroduced with token yet still noticeably increased Republican support, there is a very real danger that it could become law.”

“Via the Civics Alliance, many prominent conservatives have already announced their opposition to this bill (including Mark Bauerlein, John Hinderaker, Roger Kimball, Christopher Rufo, and Eagle Forum president emerita, Eunie Smith). “

“Always quick on the uptake on cultural issues, former president Trump slammed the bill and its misguided Republican supporters in his Faith and Freedom address (see 1:26–1:33) last week. So far, however, Republicans in Congress have been silent, as have Republican governors, who stand to have their state’s education systems effectively commandeered by a quiet alliance of leftist state and federal bureaucrats. It’s Common Core 2.0, but this time with CRT, not fuzzy math, at stake. Let’s hope more Republican officeholders speak out against CSDA in the coming days. Nothing could tear the party apart faster than federalizing CRT by culpable neglect.”

- Stanley Kurtz, National Review

The CDSA has garnered support from multiple Republicans as above, including Cornyn, who introduced the bill alongside Democrat Sen. Chris Coons (DE). Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) also joined, Cornyn and Coons. Also supporting the bill is Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Representative Tom Cole, (R-OK) Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional district.

Another of the organizations opposing the legislation, The National Association of Scholars, has issued a call to both Cole and Cornyn, urging them to withdraw their support for the bill, arguing that it would empower the Biden administration to advance critical race theory.

This is another example of the left, wooing those of the Republican party into helping with a project that could ultimately be their undoing. Hopefully, Cornyn and the others will recognize their error and drop their support of this very treacherous piece of legislation.

“A dynasty is nothing but the successful orchestration of treachery.”

- Stewart Stafford
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