Sen Cornyn's unpersuasive defense of his badly flawed "civics" legislation,
Added 05-04-21 12:31:02pm EST - “I find it sad that Sen. John Cornyn, whom I've always liked, is sponsoring the Civics Secures Democracy Act. As we have explained, per Stanley Kurtz, this legislation, coupled with the new Biden rule favoring education grants that…” - Powerlineblog.com
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I find it sad that Sen. John Cornyn, whom I’ve always liked, is sponsoring the Civics Secures Democracy Act. As we have explained, per Stanley Kurtz, this legislation, coupled with the new Biden rule favoring education grants that push Critical Race Theory, is a disaster for America. It will result in the large scale indoctrination of America’s students in the teachings of BLM and others who despise America and its founding.
Yesterday, the Civics Alliance convened by the National Association of Scholars issued an open letter to Sen. Cornyn and Rep. Tom Cole, the Republican House sponsor of Civics Secures Democracy. The letter appeals to them to withdraw their co-sponsorship, particularly in light of the new Biden rule.
Cornyn has rejected the appeal based on claims he presents here. The Senator maintains that the Civics Secures Democracy Act will actually prevent the Biden administration from forcing Critical Race Theory onto America’s schools.
However, as Stanley Kurtz shows, Cornyn’s response is inaccurate and fails entirely to allay the concerns about his bill expressed by the signatories of the open letter.
The Senator makes two arguments. First, he contends that his bill “actually prohibits the Biden administration from establishing federal curriculum, like CRT.” Unfortunately, says Stanley, this is both mistaken and misleading:
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