July 9, 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT: National Education Survey Results: Civics Education and 1619
Part I of Heritage’s “Education in America” Series
Thursday, Jul 9, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Heritage Foundation recently commissioned a nationally representative survey of parents across the country, along with a corresponding survey of school board members, to gauge their attitudes toward the state of civics education and the New York Times’ 1619 Project. The foundational essay of this project, recently awarded the Pulitzer Prize, seeks to “reframe the country’s history” by changing our founding date from 1776 to 1619, the year the first enslaved Africans arrived in America.
The Pulitzer Center estimates that 4,500 classrooms across the country have now adopted the 1619 Project and its associated curriculum, which states, “our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written.” Civics education has never been more important.
Please join us on Thursday, July 9th as we release the results of our survey, followed by a conversation on the implications of the 1619 Project for schools and families.
BACKGROUNDER 15 min read
COMMENTARY 3 min read
TESTIMONY 6 min read