Dr. Matthew Spalding of Hillsdale College Talks 1776 Commission Curriculum and New Resources for K12 Parents

Monday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Executive Director Dr. Matthew Spalding of Hillsdale College’s 1776 Curriculum to the newsmakers line to talk about Hillsdale’s new online resource for K12 students, teachers, and parents.

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Inside Story on How the 1776 Commission Refused to be Canceled by Biden

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Despite being abolished by the Biden administration, the 1776 Commission established by President Trump to develop a patriotic education curriculum lives on.

The commission’s executive director, Matthew Spalding, told Just the News that the panel is staying operational despite losing its federal charter and shifting its focus to state and local education. A Web site and new social media presence are forthcoming.

“You can abolish a commission, you can take a report off the website, but you can’t erase history,” Spalding told the John Solomon Reports podcast in an episode that aired Wednesday.

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Executive Director Matthew Spalding of the 1776 Commission Urges Parents to Run for Local School Boards and Stop CRT

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Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Vice President of Hillsdale College and Executive Director of the 1776 Commission Matthew Spalding to the newsmakers line to discuss the continued efforts of the Commission and sounds the alarm for parents to get involved locally.

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1776 Commission Urges States: Oppose Biden Funding for ‘Teaching of Racial Discrimination’ in K-12

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A Trump administration commission tasked with promoting “patriotic education” is calling on the Biden administration to withdraw a proposal to fund history and civics programs informed by critical race theory (CRT).

The 1776 Commission met in D.C. Monday despite being disbanded by President Biden on his first day in office. It published its final report just two days before the presidential transfer of power.

The proposed federal rule would prioritize funding for history and civics curricula that consider “systemic marginalization, biases, inequities, and discriminatory policy and practice in American history” and incorporate “racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse perspectives.” It favorably cites Boston University professor Ibram Kendi, the foremost popularizer of “anti-racism,” and the New York Times’ 1619 Project.

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CEO and Founder Bob Woodson of The Woodson Center Talks About 1776unites.com and Focusing on the Student

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed CEO and Founder of the Woodson Center, Bob Woodson to the newsmakers line to talk about 1776unites.com and improving the education of children.

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All Star Panelist Dr. Carol Swain Weighs in on the Disbanding of the 1776 Commission and the Lack of Honest Journalism

Thursday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Carol Swain to the studio to discuss the 1776 Commission’s disbandment and the lack of honest journalism today.

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Newt Gingrich Commentary: President Biden’s Flimsy Coalition and the Left’s Piñata Party

There seems to be a continued, deep split between the message of unity the President Joe Biden administration would like us to hear – and what its actions are communicating.

Again, President Biden’s inaugural address was great. It hit the right themes of bringing people together as Americans. But but he promptly walked up to the White House and created dissonance with his first volley of clearly partisan left-wing executive orders.

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PJTN President and Founder Laurie Cardoza-Moore Talks Getting off the SPLC’s Hate List and Pro-American Education

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed PJTN’s Laurie Cardoza Moore to the newsmakers line to talk about PJTN’s recent release from the SPLC’s watchlist as a hate group and her role on the Tennessee textbook commission.

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Crom Carmichael on the Demise of American Values Through a Lack of Basic Fundamental Principles in K-12 Schools

Wednesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Crom Carmichael to the studio to examine K-12 education and the decay of American values.

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All Star Panelist Dr. Carol Swain Discusses Her Role and the Mission of the 1776 Commission

Tuesday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed all-star panelist Dr. Carol Swain to the newsmakers line to discuss her role and the purpose of the 1776 Commission.

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The 1776 Commission Releases Report on American Founding with Proposals to Unify Nation

The 1776 Commission published its report on the history and principles of the American founding on Monday. The 45-page account explored the key individuals, events, and documents informing this country’s founding. It addressed the contextual history and meaning of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution, ideologies that both historically and presently challenge American principles, and a series of proposals to restore national unity.

The appendices included the entirety of the Declaration of Independence, as well as further insight on the topics of religious faith, identity politics, and a strong civics education. In an interview with The Tennessee Star, Vice Chair Dr. Carol Swain explained that the report focuses on the virtues and ideals of this country that unite and benefit American citizens.

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President Trump Names Dr. Carol Swain Vice Chairman of 1776 Commission

President Donald Trump announced the appointees for the 1776 Commission on Friday, an advisory group to the President on America’s founding principles. The 1776 Commission was formed last month, one day before the election, for the purpose of restoring an accurate understanding of the nation’s founding and history.

The commission will ensure compliance with the celebration of Constitution Day as required by law for all federally-funded educational institutions, and ensure that the departments of education, defense, and state prioritize federal resources in support of the American founding. The commission’s duties also include producing a report on the country’s core, founding principles and their perennial application in the Union; advising and aiding the President and the Semiquincentennial Commission on the 250th anniversary celebration of America’s founding; developing and implementing an award for students accurately versed in the founding; and generally advising or supporting agencies, public initiatives, and public knowledge as they pertain to the American founding.

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Commentary: 1776 Trump Is the Best Trump

In an odd echo of Patrick Buchanan, the godfather of Trumpism, Joe Biden has called this election “a battle for the soul of the nation.” The path forward for President Trump is again to take up Buchanan’s mantle, as he did so boldly four years ago. The sudden death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has put a sharper edge on the point: this is a culture war that must be won.

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